Methods Literature as Part of a Review

A MethodSpace focus for March is on reviewing literature to situate it in a research tradition. We are parsing this definition of the literature review: “a systematic syntheses of previous work around a particular topic” (Salkind, 2010, p. 726).  After exploring systems that offer guidance on for collecting and organizing literature, we now look at how […]

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About the Lit Review: SRM to the Rescue!

A MethodSpace focus for March is on steps for reviewing literature to situate it in a research tradition. See the whole series here. We are parsing this definition of the literature review: “a systematic syntheses of previous work around a particular topic” and examining it piece by piece (Salkind, 2010, p. 726).  This post offers resources […]

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April Focus: Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative data analysis is a focus on MethodSpace for April. We’ll explore tried-and-true and emerging approaches with original posts, discussion of related books, and links to open access resources. Topics will include organizing and managing data, types of coding, using qualitative approaches to Big Data, and interpreting what you’ve found through all of these processes. […]

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Archived Webinar: Introduction to R

The rise of big data has given social scientists access to vast datasets. To fully realize this opportunity, many social scientists are changing the way they work and adopting the R programming language to allow for further exploration and analysis. In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Maja Založnik, research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population […]

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Listen & Learn: Higher Ed Podcasts

Podcasts are becoming a popular way that academics communicate ideas. Laura Pasquini, veteran podcaster and blogger at techKnowtools, has been studying the usage of podcasts in higher education. She observed that thanks to easy availability of tools to create podcasts and platforms where they can be distributed, we have innovative colleagues willing to share about […]

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Methods Lit Review Challenge: Keeping Track

A MethodSpace focus for March is on steps for reviewing literature to situate it in a research tradition. We are parsing this definition of the literature review: “a systematic syntheses of previous work around a particular topic” and examining it piece by piece (Salkind, 2010, p. 726).  This post continues an exploration of the first keyword […]

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What Do the Graphs in the Climate Change Debate Mean?

The use of data as evidence of climate change has become an increasingly debated topic in the past decade. The current U.S. political climate has only further politicized the issue, which is likely to escalate as presidential campaigns for the 2020 election begin in 2019. President Donald Trump, who has already declared he will run […]

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Online Survey Software Tools

Online Survey Software Tools Online survey software tools such as Survey Monkey® and Qualtrics® enable you to present your survey online for your respondents. This approach has a number of advantages to both researchers and participants. First, once you create your survey online, it can be sent to anyone, anywhere, with a survey link the […]

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Systems for Methods Lit Reviews

A MethodSpace focus for March is on steps for reviewing literature to situate it in a research tradition. We are using this definition of the literature review: “a systematic syntheses of previous work around a particular topic” (Salkind, 2010, p. 726) . System or chaos? The first key word in Salkind’s definition is system. Let’s […]

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