Preparing for the Unexpected in Mixed Methods Research

It is with great expectation that mounting attention is being given to mixed methods research (MMR). The utilization of various methods – a combination of those that focus on the quantity of something (i.e., quantitative methods) along with ways to explore the quality of something (i.e., any number of qualitative methods and techniques) – holds the promise of “richer,” more […]

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Figures: Reasons & Reasoning

Figures can show findings, models, or relationships between ideas. They can take the form of diagrams, visual or geographic maps, graphs, charts, and other visualizations. Figures are important elements for your papers, articles or presentations, chapters or books so learning how to create and use them is essential for academic writers. This series of posts explores […]

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A Case for Teaching Methods

SAGE Research Methods includes an extensive, multi-disciplinary collection of cases that illustrate how studies are conducted–warts and all. Unlike journal articles, research cases describe decision-making, and in-the-moment course corrections when the pristine research design encounters the muddy real world. Look on the home page for SAGE Research Methods to locate the cases. You can browse […]

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Figures and Publisher Guidelines

Show what you mean by including figures in your article or book. This series of posts explores ways to think about and develop figures that will complement your academic writing. For figures, the number, format, size, use of color, placement in the text, are typically spelled out by the book or journal publisher. You will want to clarify […]

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Go figure!

Figures– including diagrams, visual or geographic maps, graphs and other visualizations– can bring the narrative to life.  As is the case with many things, good figures add meaning to the thesis or dissertation, article, chapter, book, while inadequate figures can seed confusion or distract from the text. In a presentation, diagrams can engage the audience […]

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Change-Maker Interview: Lynn Wilson & UNCC

MethodSpace is following and sharing news from the UN Bonn Climate Conference, now underway. We are particularly focused on the opportunities and implications for researchers and educators– and our students. To that end, we are interested in the upcoming launch of the Universities Network for Climate Capacity (UNCC). This series of posts includes background information as well as live feeds from the […]

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Social Science & Future Climate Research

MethodSpace is following and sharing news from the UN Bonn Climate Conference, now underway. We are particularly focused on the opportunities and implications for researchers and educators– and our students. To that end, we are interested in the upcoming launch of the Universities Network for Climate Change. This series of posts includes background information as well as live feeds from the conference. […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 21

This month’s big data newsletter, viewable below, includes a recounting of the new Social Data Initiative that the Social Science Research Council and Facebook have launched alongside a variety of non-profit organizations. The newsletter also includes links to a trove of free accessible content, including a journal article on isomorphism through algorithms, a book chapter […]

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