Kathy Charmaz, 1939-2020: Developer of Constructivist Grounded Theory

Sociologist Kathy Charmaz, whose experience as an occupational therapist led her to develop a new take on the qualitative research methodology known as grounded theory, died of cancer on July 27. A professor emerita at Northern California’s Sonoma State University, she was 80. Grounded theory as a discrete methodology dates from the mid-1960s, when sociologists Barney G. […]

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Tips for Switching to Teaching Online: Archived Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities around the world are having to switch to online teaching and remote learning at scale and at speed. To support faculty in this big and disruptive change, SAGE Campus is hosting a series of webinars on “Top Tips for Switching to Teaching Remotely.” The first webinar, which […]

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Free Webinar on Switching to Online Teaching

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many universities around the world switched to online teaching and remote learning both at scale and at speed. This creates huge challenges for faculty – especially among those who haven’t taught remotely before. In this free webinar, “Top tips for switching to teaching online,” hosts Tom Chatfield and Elspeth […]

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New Podcast Series From NVivo Focuses on Qualitative Methods

A software company that produces a popular product to analyze qualitative data now produces a podcast series that serves the qualitative methods community. NVivo, an arm of the company QSR International, started the Between the Data podcast series in April. In each episode, Stacy Penna, NVivo’s community director, she talks to qualitative researchers to discover […]

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AERA Offering Methods, Comms Professional Development Series

Even amid a pandemic academics have an ongoing need and desire for professional development, and the American Educational Research Association has responded by offering a virtual academy. The Virtual Research Learning Series offers nine four-hour courses, the first starting on May 19 and the ninth in mid-September. The courses address research methodology – quantitative, qualitative […]

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Five Tips for Designing Remote or Asynchronous Learning

While real-time class time is often most familiar and preferred, it’s not always realistic given home circumstances. Rather than thinking about learning as something that always has to happen together in a classroom or even “together” online, virtual learning provides us with a wonderful opportunity to rethink personalized learning through asynchronous teaching (translation for my […]

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About Data Visualizations: Bar Graphs

What is a bar graph? Simple but powerful, bar graphs are one of the most common charts used to compare categorical data, which are data that can be grouped into categories like race and sex. Bar graphs are also unique in design because they can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Bar graphs are helpful for […]

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Archived Webinar – Evaluation Failures: Case Studies for Teaching and Learning

It’s often said that failure is the best teacher. In this free webinar, well-known evaluators Kylie Hutchinson, Benoit Gauthier, and E. Jane Davidson share their real-life evaluation blunders and ways to incorporate their lessons learned into the classroom. Professional evaluators, instructors, and evaluation students are encouraged to watch this event, which included an audience question-and-answer […]

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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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