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MethodSpace: Space to Pursue a Passion for Inquiry

Are you new to SAGE MethodSpace? Wondering what we are trying to accomplish? This site is home to three areas: the main MethodSpace blog (with its interest groups, resources links and events calendar) , MentorSpace, and the Big Data Hub. Visitors can learn about emerging and well-tested methods and approaches on MethodSpace, gain practical how-to […]

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The Data War That Underlies Arguments Over Net Neutrality

In the social and political saga surrounding the question of net neutrality, what is often overlooked is the data war going on behind the scenes. The real fuel behind the debate is the enormous volume of data we generate with each search and click. As a marketable commodity, large-scale audience data has completely transformed the […]

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This MLK Day Go Beyond the Soundbite

We’ve heard the powerful excerpts, but when we celebrate Martin Luther King Day today in the United States, perhaps we can use our scholarly skills to uncover a bit more about the cultural, social, and political context of his work. As researchers, we are accustomed to digging below the surface, looking for clues we can piece […]

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Case Studies: What Types Get Published?

Case studies emerged as the most popular type of qualitative research published in SAGE journals in 2017. After that broad-brush assessment, I wondered what types of case studies, researchers were conducting and how they defined them. Did they use Robert Yin’s (2014) categories for case study types: single or multiple, holistic or embedded case designs […]

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How Do We Head Off the Collateral Damage of Big Data?

In 2015 we wrote two articles addressing some of the problems associated with social data practices in the digital information age. One discussed the need to re-conceive how people as social entities are included, represented, and theorized in big data environments. The second addressed the long developmental history of the “big data” paradigm and how big data has been […]

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Qualitative Research in 2017

What approaches are qualitative researchers writing about? What are the trends– what methodologies are being used, what new approaches are emerging? In particular, what can we learn by examining the types of studies published in 2017? There are many ways to explore these questions. The approach I used centered on searches in the SAGE journals […]

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Reading to Evaluate Research

“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.” ― John Adams As modern researchers we can resonate with Adams’ 1841 comment. The more we read, the more we need to read in order to make sense of the empirical basis of studies and the […]

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Open Access Scholarly Journals: Real and Fake

Open access journals have flourished due to the ease of online publishing, and the interest of readers without institutional library privileges. Scholars who want to publish articles are increasingly concerned with the impact of their work, and might feel that open access journals will reach a broader audience. The Budapest Open Access Initiative argues that […]

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