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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Studying Online Communities: Ethics & Virtual Ethnography

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers.  Online communities offer opportunities to study ways people communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a number of logistical and ethical challenges to address when planning such studies. Considerations vary depending on whether the community […]

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Big Data Often Flips Scientific Method on Its Head. That’s Bad

There’s an increasing concern among scholars that, in many areas of science, famous published results tend to be impossible to reproduce. This crisis can be severe. For example, in 2011, Bayer HealthCare reviewed 67 in-house projects and found that they could replicate less than 25 percent. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the projects had major inconsistencies. […]

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A Case of Collaboration, Part 1

As part of this focus on collaboration, we will look at the various ways researchers and academic writers work together. This post is the first 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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Fostering Collaborative Partnerships: A Strategy for Research Success

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, Margie Johnson discusses tips and skills needed for successful collaborations. Her work involves working on collaborative inquiry data use practices with multiple partners, over a period of time. Find the […]

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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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Editors’ Roles: Relating to Chapter Contributors

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers. Editing a book collection involves collaboration with contributing writers. Chapters by different authors define the edited book. Once you have selected the chapters to include, you will need to think about how you […]

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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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