Grants Offered Computational Social Science Software Developers

A grant program that provides early stage funding for innovative software ideas that support social science researchers working with big data and new technology is now accepting applications. The first Concept Grants from SAGE Ocean – an initiative from SAGE Publishing to support computational social science — were awarded in March. The three awardees were […]

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Building a Social Network in the Field

Practical Considerations to Facilitate Data Collection Perhaps no other dimension of qualitative research work is associated with ambiguity, uncertainty, confusion, and complexity more than fieldwork.  One way to regulate these issues—to support more predictable experiences in the course of a study—is to strengthen relationships associated with events in the field.  On one side, faculty and […]

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Study Dr. Martin Luther King

Today people in the United States honor the memory and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We will see many tributes that quote the famous speech delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963: I Have a Dream. As researchers, we try to develop a deeper understanding than can be […]

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The Equivalence Test Tackles So-called Negative Results

A paleontologist returns to her lab from a summer dig and sets up a study comparing tooth length in two dinosaur species. She and her team work meticulously to avoid biasing their results. They remain blind to the species while measuring, the sample sizes are large, and the data collection and the analysis are rigorous. […]

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Virtual Reality: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

This post originally appeared on the SAGE Ocean blog. Experimental psychology, props and actors In the second half of the 19th century, Wilhelm Wundt established the first ever experimental psychology lab. This marked a turning point in the subfields of social science related to human behavior, perception, memory, cognition, and learning. Many followed Wundt’s lead, […]

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Criteria for Selecting a Research Approach

Given the possibility of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches, what factors affect a choice of one approach over another for the design of a proposal? Added to worldview, design, and methods would be the research problem, the personal experiences of the researcher, and the audience(s) for whom the report will be written. The Research […]

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Decision Tree to Examine Variable in Samples

Below is a short summary and overview of chapter seven in Dr. Kathryn A. Adams book entitled “Research Methods, Statistics and Application”. This overview highlights a decision processing tool that is useful when examining variables in a qualitative sample. First, the one-sample t test and the chi-square goodness of fit are used when you are […]

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Teaching Research Methods using Collaborative Learning

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December, with posts about various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers. The wide-ranging examples included in articles and cases demonstrate the need for specific skillsets in order to  to collaborate in ways that are productive and satisfying. How do future researchers learn the skills they will need to succeed […]

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Collaborative Research: Enterprising Science Project

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers.  In this SAGE video, researchers and participants in the Enterprising Science Project discuss how the project has examined science education and engagement. The project is a collaboration between King’s College and the Science […]

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A Case of Collaboration, Part 5

As part of this focus on collaboration, we will look at the various ways researchers and academic writers work together. This post is the fifth in a series based on SAGE Research Cases.  The selected cases are open access until the end of January, 2019.  If the links have expired you can access them through with […]

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A Case of Collaboration, Part 4

As part of this focus on collaboration, we will look at the various ways researchers and academic writers work together. This post is the fourth in a series based on SAGE Research Cases.  The selected cases are open access until the end of January, 2019.  If the links have expired you can access them through with […]

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