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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The Different Angles of Gerrymandering

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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RMF Highlight: Qualitative Diary Apps

The Economic and Social Research Center hosted the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath. If you weren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts.  Want to learn from participants over time, collecting data drawn from their own records and reflections? Diary methods might offer just the approach you need. Laura […]

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RMF Highlight: Fuzzy Cognitive Systems Mapping and Evaluation

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. I had the very good fortune to study with Joseph Novak many years ago at Cornell University. He came up with a concept […]

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RMF Highlight: Write Creatively for Academia

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. Before Dr. Kara took the stage to present, Festival attendees were tweeting back and forth about her new comic, Conversation With A Purpose. Surely […]

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RMF Highlight: How to read and write critically

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. Today Mike Wallace and Alison Wray presented a session titled: “How to read and write critically.” Wallace and Wray are authors of […]

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Festivals without Flights

When George Harrison sang, “Show me that I’m everywhere, and get me home for tea,” I am sure he didn’t imagine that we’d actually have the ability to be everywhere without missing the comforts of home. But in today’s connected world we can do just that! In July, MethodSpace readers will have two opportunities to […]

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The Personal Stories of a Methodology Study Group

An independent learning and support mechanism for postgrads Supervisor’s Notes: Three postgrad students whom I supervise had varying degrees of difficulties with their transfer vivas, and particularly with defending their choice of method, and explaining how they went about choosing it. Frequently, a research method is chosen for a study (often too early), but when it […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter: Professional Networking

The latest edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter includes its usual wealth of interestimng- and free! – content to peruse. This includes a listing of top tips for stellar student-supervisor meetings, a way to join the IIQM Member Scholar Program (a great way to network with qualitative scholars), and a free chapter on networking […]

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