It is AcWriMo 2018!

Academic Writing Month is a focus for SAGE MethodSpace in November. The theme for AcWriMo 2018 is: Create a Holistic Publication Strategy. Writing alone is not adequate in today’s visually-oriented and media-saturated world. During AcWriMo we will explore the various ways academics communicate to share ideas and disseminate their research. We will take a holistic […]

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Dissertation/Thesis Tips from TAA

Are you working on your dissertation or thesis as part of Academic Writing Month (and beyond)? The Textbook and Academic Authors Association offers this free e-book about writing your doctoral dissertation or thesis: Dissertation Writing Tips & Strategies. This 30-page ebook includes: 6 Ways to Overcome Challenges to Writing Your Dissertation 6 Do’s & Don’ts of Editing […]

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Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations

Writing the Proposal Arguments Presented in a Proposal It is helpful to consider early in planning the study the major points that need to be addressed in a proposal. These points—or topics—all need to be interconnected to provide a cohesive picture of the entire project. For us, these topics seem to span all proposals, whether […]

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What Type of Information Must Be Included in an Informed Consent Form?

he federal research regulations (45 C.F.R. § 46.116 (a)(5)(i)) stipulate that consent forms must first concisely describe key information about the study that prospective participants will likely want to know to make an informed decision about participation before providing more detailed information about the research. The federal research regulations (45 C.F.R. § 46.116 (b)) also list the required information to […]

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Office, Home, Coffee Shop? Space for Writing

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. As we think about what we are writing, we might also think about where we write. The recent Textbook and Academic Authors Association tweetchat focused on ways we choose and shape our writing environments. Facilitator Eric Schmieder […]

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Strategizing Data Access, Storage and Management

Once you have received information about and contacted prospective participants, your attention turns to how to deal with the confidential and personal information that you have on record.  Specifically, you need to address questions about who has access to data, how you store data, and how you manage stored data files.  As a general rule, […]

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Bootstrap Method Wins Efron International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Bradley Efron, professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact across many scientific fields. With the bootstrap (described by Efron below), […]

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Writing and Podcasting

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. In a media-oriented world, this means looking at options beyond writing. Scholars can choose different strategies depending on whether they are trying to disseminate research findings, share new ideas to benefit academics or practitioners, or build […]

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AcWriMo Week 2 Giveaway

Join SAGE MethodSpace for Academic Writing Month and you’ll be eligible for free books! When you sign up on www.methodspace.com and contribute a comment to an AcWriMo post, you will be entered into a random drawing. Weekly prizes will include SAGE books about academic writing. Everyone who participates in AcWriMo on MethodSpace from November 1-30 will be eligible for […]

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From Dissertation to Book: An Author Interview

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. This means looking at all of the options, and choosing the type that fits with our content, will allow us to reach our target audience, and create real impact.  Scholarly books and articles are […]

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Honesty and Originality in Academic Writing

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and this year we are focusing on writing goes beyond completion of a particular piece of work, and may go beyond writing. We are thinking holistically and strategically about what types of writing (as well as visuals and media) will help us achieve life and career goals. […]

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