Teach research methods: Start with a culture of inquiry

One principle is common across all methodologies and methods: research is about asking questions. We conduct research to find and test solutions to problems. A researcher’s mindset is not set, instead it is open to new insights– or to being proven wrong. How do we teach in ways that help our students learn how to approach problems with open minds, and to craft and conduct research?

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Big Data Uncovers Prevalence of Gender Inequality in Creative World

The term “big data” may bring to mind swaths of private information held by tech companies. But lots of big data is, in fact, visible to all – we just may not think of it as “data.” If you’ve been to the movies recently, you will have seen a dataset of credits – listing the […]

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AcWriMo is Around the Corner!

Get Ready. Sharpen your pencils, fill your pens with ink, shake the cookie crumbs out of your keyboard, Academic Writing Month is coming in November! For AcWriMo this year, MethodSpace will focus on writing and publishing books. In addition to original posts, curated resources, and interviews, we’re hosting a webinar. Write a Book! From Acquisition […]

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Literacy More than Ethics Missing in Data Science

I swear by Hypatia, by Lovelace, by Turing, by Fisher (and/or Bayes), and by all the statisticians and data scientists, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and this indenture. Could this be the first line of a “Hippocratic Oath” for mathematicians and data scientists? […]

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Teaching & Mentoring with Open Access SAGE Research Methods Journals

Pointing students or mentees to articles that describe or exemplify research methods is part of the role we take as methods faculty or dissertation/thesis supervisors. Open access journals are useful when you don’t have a robust academic library. Here are some SAGE journals you can tap for readings, with a recent article from each.

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