Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories MethodSpace Live webinar

Let’s engage in real-time and have a conversation about thought-provoking approaches to creative methods! MethodSpace is going live with a series of webinars, and the first one is Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories. Register now and join us for a webinar panel on July 18, 2019.

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About Data Visualizations: Line Graphs

What is a line graph? From news articles to math class, line graphs show up everywhere, so it’s important to understand them. A line graph is a data visualization type used to track how values change over time. They are particularly useful for tracking trends, which help us more quickly and easily determine when data […]

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‘Research Design in Social Data Science’ and ‘Collecting Social Media Data’ Courses Launch Soon

SAGE Campus is launching two new courses to our suite of online data science courses for social scientists. The new short courses, Research Design in Social Data Science and Collecting Social Media Data, are aimed at those studying, teaching or working in social science disciplines who are looking to take their first steps toward working […]

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Interview: Kip Jones talks about Biography, Auto-biography, and Creativity

The following is a transcript of Kip Jones’ contribution to interviews on biographic research conducted by Joanna Thurston and Louise Oliver, Jones’ colleagues at Bournemouth University. The pair interviewed Jones for their film, “It’s not research, it’s just stories!” first screened at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, in December 2018. How did […]

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Graphical Abstract Examples

Academia has a problem. Seven thousand papers are published every day and let’s face it; no one has the time to read abstract after abstract to find the research that they’re seeking.

Here’s where Graphical Abstracts come in. A graphical abstract is a visual summary of a written abstract, aiming to quickly and clearly convey the key message.

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Creative & Arts-Based Methods: Focus for June & July

We’ll build on the May theme of visuals and visualizations by looking at a wide range of creative & arts-based research methods in June and July. We’ll explore all stages of research, from design to dissemination and look at examples that use qualitative, quantitative, multimodal, and mixed methods. Follow the unfolding series through this link, […]

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Create Graphical Abstracts to Reach New Audiences

A MethodSpace focus for May is on ways to use visuals to represent key ideas, themes in the data, and results of the study, in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation.  It is common for researchers to create data visualizations to present findings. In this series we are taking a further step to look at […]

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Introducing the Get Creative Webinar Panel: Helen Kara

MethodSpace will host a webinar on July 18 at 10 am EDT, 8 am PDT, or at the time in your zone.  Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories will feature a lively virtual panel discussion with Melissa Nolas, Helen Kara, and me. Read the series of MethodSpace posts on arts-based, visual, and creative methods. […]

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