Write with Purpose, Publish for Impact

Think about the messages you want to convey with your published writings. Publications can help open new doors and build new networks— so it is important to think about which doors and networks you hope to discover. This collection, originally posted on SAGE MethodSpace and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract, can help you reflect on the best options and move forward.

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Qualitative Interviewing Resources – #MonthlyMethods June Roundup

This month we are excited to launch a new opportunity to expand research methods learning through free resources provided by SAGE Research Methods: #MonthlyMethods. Each month we will be opening up free resources such as case studies, videos, and book chapters from the SAGE Research Methods platform focusing on a different research method each month. […]

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Revive old writing project, or let it die?

No matter how organized or productive we are, sometimes we run out of ideas, enthusiasm, time, or all of the above. The piece of writing we thought would change the world is now gathering dust. In this series of posts, I’ve been exploring issues writers face when they are stymied by incomplete writing projects. Options […]

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John Creswell on the Value of the Qualitative Approach

Say the name John Creswell in the presence of social and behavioral scientists and almost immediately you’ll start hearing fond remembrances of one or more of his books on qualitative methodology, quite likely on the mixed methods approach for which he’s been an apostle. And what an apostle – he’s written 28 books on mixed […]

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Cheryl Poth on the Nexus of Methodologies

Attending a workshop conducted by John Creswell changed Cheryl Poth’s academic trajectory, confirming an earlier epiphany that purely quantitative approaches weren’t telling the whole story that methodology can reveal. A decade and half later, Poth — now a globally recognized authority on qualitative and mixed methodology –joined Creswell to craft a fourth edition of his […]

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Six Principles for Scientists Seeking Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure

The negative consequences of relying too heavily on metrics to assess research quality are well known, potentially fostering practices harmful to scientific research such as p-hacking, salami science, or selective reporting. To address this systemic problem, Florian Naudet, and colleagues present six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure.

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Keeping Writing Projects Alive

Has this happened to you? You have brilliant insights and are raring to go on the new writing project, then life happens. The project slips to the bottom of the pile, then you move it off your desk altogether. One day something happens that triggers your memory: oh yeah, I was writing on that topic…where […]

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Archived Webinar: Teaching Data Science

This webinar, “Teaching Data Science: Core Learning Outcomes and Topics for an Introductory Course,” is an overview of data science, with special focus on the tools and skills necessary to teach and do the key components of data science (such as data cleaning, visualization, and machine learning).This webinar is of value for faculty who teach, […]

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How to Revive Academic Writing Left for Dead?

We can find endless reasons to set aside a piece of writing. Perhaps we are distracted by another priority or opportunity,  We hit a writers’ block of some kind, and move on to something else. The forces of inertia might hold you back. Or, if we are to be candid, we might just be sick […]

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ConTech 2018

ConTech2018  Info International, organizers of the London Info International events, have launched a new event, ConTech 2018, which will examine how and why data science, content and technology come together.  ConTech is scheduled for November 29 and 30 in London. “The intersection between content and data science is one of the most exciting, disruptive and […]

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