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Bronwyn Cross-Denny on Reducing Research Anxiety for Students

By Carrie Montoya, Senior Editorial Assistant, SAGE

This post originally appeared on the SAGE Connection blog as part of its Connecting with the Community series and is reposted with permission.

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D.,  LCSW is one of two recipients of the…

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Added by SAGE Publications on November 24, 2015 at 17:04 — No Comments

Webinar This Wednesday: Finding Common Ground: Bringing Methods and Analysis into Context

Join award-winning instructor, advisor, and author, Gregory J. Privitera for a discussion on the benefits of addressing the common ground in methods and statistics in your course. In this exciting presentation, Dr. Privitera will share how identifying the overlap in the language of methodology and the language of statistics can deepen students’ understanding of the entire research process. Attendees will also enjoy…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 27, 2015 at 17:13 — No Comments

Webinar: Teaching Educational Research Methods: Making it Real & Relevant for Students

Join Dr. Craig A. Mertler for a webinar discussion on the challenges of teaching research methods as well as strategies for making the course relevant for students. Dr. Mertler will discuss:

• the importance of the course and how to approach the topic with students

• instructor challenges around teaching the course to a variety of students with different backgrounds and levels of experience

• strategies for putting material in context, teaching difficult parts of the…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 27, 2015 at 17:12 — No Comments

Alex Clark on Methods: Stories and Numbers Should Go Together

Is ‘methods’ a process or a discipline, or something else entirely? Here, Alex Clark, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods addresses that question, the tensions between quantitative and qualitative approaches, and what does the future hold for…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 15, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Focusing on Average Treatment Impacts May Underestimate Program Impacts

This post is based on the article "Reconsidering findings of “no effects” in randomized control trials: Modeling differences in treatment impacts" by Brad Chaney. The article appears online at the American Journal of Evaluation.

When impacts vary from one…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 17, 2015 at 20:31 — No Comments

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Fickle Friend, the P Value?

By Lewis Halsey

This article by Lewis Halsey originally appeared at The Conversation under the title “Goodbye P value: is it time to let go of one of science's most fundamental measures?”

How should scientists interpret their data? Emerging from their labs…

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Added by SAGE Publications on March 17, 2015 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

New Report Calls for £470m Increase in UK’s Social Science and Innovation Budget

SAGE, a leading independent academic publisher (and the parent of Methodspace), and strong advocate for the social sciences, has published a major new report, written by the Campaign for Social Sciences (CfSS) highlighting the value of social sciences to the UK economy and society.

The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the Next Decade calls for at least a 10 per cent increase in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on February 24, 2015 at 15:54 — No Comments

An Example of R Versatility

By Dave Collingridge

In my last blog post I mentioned a few advantages to learning R. One of those advantages is that R opens up a world of new data analyses. There are novel techniques available in R that are not found in the ANALYZE drop down menus of SPSS, Stata, and Statistica. Novel techniques in R can be a big help in situations…

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Added by SAGE Publications on January 28, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

The R Revolution: Is it for You?

By Dave Collingridge

When I was first introduced to the R statistics program a few years ago, I was reluctant to get into the R scene. I was already proficient with my point-and-click SPSS software. I saw little reason to learn R. But my R-user colleagues encouraged me to give it a try. They raved about R’s versatility, graphics, and cost—it’s free!

I was curious. What did R have to offer that SPSS did not have to offer? As more and more people…

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Added by SAGE Publications on November 14, 2014 at 15:44 — 8 Comments

Free Webinar – Teaching Research Methods: How to Make it Meaningful to Students

How do you capture your students’ attention in your research methods course?  What works, and what doesn’t?  What are some of the challenges you face, and how do you overcome them?

Join SAGE authors Gregg Van Ryzin and Dahlia Remler on Wednesday, October 29, 11AM PT as they share their vast experience and approach to teaching Research Methods to students with diverse interests and different…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 22, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Free tips, resources, and exercises from SAGE’s Success in Research Series

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SAGE has pulled together some tips, exercises and resources covering a number of key areas of professional and research development: presenting research, developing research proposals,…

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Added by SAGE Publications on October 20, 2014 at 15:59 — No Comments

Validating a Questionnaire

By Dave Collingridge

I remember years ago walking the halls of the faculty offices at my university asking for help on validating a questionnaire. I repeatedly asked professors, “Can you tell me how to validate the questions in my survey?” The response was usually a polite, “I can’t, but have you tried talking to doctor so and so, he might be able to help.” Doctor so and so couldn’t help either. In fact, no one seemed able to help.…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 23, 2014 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Resource Centre

If you’re a student or researcher embarking on qualitative research, chances are you’ll be looking to use software and digital tools to support you.

In their exiting new…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 19, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Putting Quality Into Qualitative Research

What, exactly, is qualitative research, and more to the point, how can it be best deployed? Maybe those are the wrong questions to start with, suggest the authors a new textbook, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Instead, say Virginia Braun…

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Added by SAGE Publications on September 2, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Big Data: No Free Lunch for Protecting Privacy

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 25, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Free Webinar: Supporting Research Methods in the Library

How much do students look to you for guidance with their research projects? Are they well-supported in the research process and do they have a clear methodology, or do you constantly need to point them to the right content?

While students of all levels are tasked with conducting research, their familiarity with the project design process and methodology can vary widely, and often librarians are called upon to guide them. Our panelists will give you their tips and tools to assist…

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Added by SAGE Publications on August 20, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

Teaching Qualitative Research

This post first appeared at SAGE Connection.

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As part of SAGE's summer reading series, where the parent of MethodSpace offers free articles that showcase classroom tips to university…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 28, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Statistics' Crisis of Reproducibility

The past and future collided last year for the International Year of Statistics, when six professional organizations celebrated the multifaceted role of statistics in contemporary society to raise public awareness of statistics, and to promote thinking about the future of the discipline. The past came in the form of the 300th anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli’s Ars conjectandi (Art of Conjecturing) and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Bayes’ “An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in…

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Added by SAGE Publications on July 15, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Seven Strategies for Publishing Qualitative Research

In the April issue of Family Business Review, Trish Reay, an associate professor at the University of Alberta School of Business, offers seven tips drawn from her own experiences on “Publishing Qualitative Research.” “These strategies,” she writes, “relate to publishing qualitative research—focusing on the point…

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Added by SAGE Publications on May 1, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Not Reading Your Stats Textbook? Award-Nominated Online Book Knows and Tells

UPDATE: Gregory Francis's IntroStats Online did win the Software & Information Industry Association's 2014 CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. For a full list of award winners, visit…

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Added by SAGE Publications on April 16, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

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