December Focus: Collaboration

It is December, which means a new Focus Series is beginning! This month you will find original MethodSpace posts, examples, and links to open access resources about: Collaborative research. What issues arise when small or large teams work together to collect and analyze data? How do researchers collaborate with gatekeepers, or with participants? What tips […]

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Collaboration: Reading List

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers.  SAGE Research Methods is a library of electronic books and chapters, articles and cases, videos, datasets, and research planners. If you do not have access to SRM through your library, explore SAGE Research Methods […]

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AcWriMo 2018 Giveaways

November is Academic Writing Month on SAGE MethodSpace. This year, people who registered on MethodSpace and commented to AcWriMo posts were entered into four giveaways. Three winners received books that will help them move forward as academic writers. The grand prize winner will have a 30-minute consultation with a SAGE acquisitions editor to gain publication […]

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Lessons Learned about Research Collaboration

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers.  Emma Jeanes, Bernadette Loacker and Martyna Śliwa co-authored a chapter about researcher collaboration for the book, Critical Management Research: Reflections from the Field (2014). While they studied experiences of researchers within a specific discipline, […]

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Collaborating on Research

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers. When we start a collaborative research project, it is helpful to consider where our partners are coming from in regard to cultures, norms, and expectations. This post from the Research for Social Good series […]

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What can we do about scientific misconduct?

Who can we trust in a world of alternative facts, trolls, and spam? We should be able to turn to scientific research for reliably trust-worthy perspectives, yet even peer- reviewed journal articles can contain incorrect or misleading findings. Academic misconduct– including falsifying data, selectively analyzing data, plagiarizing others’ work, or biased reporting– is a troubling problem […]

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Computation and Context Are Not a Zero-Sum Game

I recently got jazzed about two findings coming out of the world of computational social science, primarily because they hit so close to my home (hello, junior faculty feeling the pressure to produce): Dashun Wang looked at the career trajectories of 30,000 artists across multiple types of field: art, film, and science. He found that […]

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Focus Series Autumn 2018

Academic Writing Month, AcWriMo, is a time when many writers make a special effort to power through and make progress on a large project. For others, AcWriMo is a time to learn new skills and to think about goals for writing and getting published. The global community that emerges on social media sites during November […]

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Adventures in Setting up a New Journal

During the month of December the Focus Series will explore ways researchers, writers, academics, and students collaborate to conduct and write about research. In this guest post, Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis discuss their collaborative project: starting a new scholarly journal. In being invited to contribute this post we both had to think long and hard about whether there […]

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Data in the News: California’s Wildfires

Natural disasters in California have dominated the headlines for the past year. In January, mudslides tore through Southern California caused by an earlier forest fire that left the hillsides in Montecito vulnerable to landslides. In November 2018 a wildfire in Northern California’s little town of Paradise killed at least 88 people and burned more than 150,000 acres, according to CBS news. Meanwhile, […]

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