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Archived Webinar: Text Mining for Social Scientists

Text mining refers to digital social research methods that involve the collection and analysis of unstructured textual data, generally from internet-based sources such as social media and digital archives. In the webinar presented below, Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea discuss the fundamentals of text mining for social scientists, covering topics including research design, research ethics, […]

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Letters as Data

What better time to consider research purposes letters can fulfill? Barton and Hall (2000) observed that “letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies” (p. 1) They point to the importance of letterwriting as a phenomenon has been widespread globally and historically, as one of the earliest forms of writing. […]

Categories: Archival, Journals, Letters, MentorSpace, Research Skills, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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Let’s chat: Teach & Learn Practical Research & Career Skills

Join us for a Twitter Chat to discuss ways to use these videos in your teaching, mentoring, or coaching. On April 26, simply log into Twitter and look for #SAGEMethodsChat. No registration is needed. If you miss the chat, you can look for that hashtag and access the discussion. We will meet at 4 pm […]

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Video: Key Skills in Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal

“No matter what your research goal, all research proposals present three common elements,” says qualitative methodology professor Nathan Durdella in the video segment below. “These are the introduction, the background or literature review, and the approach or methodology.” Durdella is an associate professor at California State University Northridge where he teaches graduate-level courses in action […]

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Archived Webinar: Teaching Ethics for Research Methods

In this archived webinar, guest Craig A. Mertler of Arizona State University draws on his more than three decades as an educator to discuss how to teach ethics in research methods courses. The good news, says Mertler, is that this isn’t difficult content. But the bad news, he quickly adds, is getting grad students and […]

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Research Ethics in an Ethics-Challenged World

Ethics and scholarly research are inextricably linked. But it is not always obvious what ethical research means  and how we go about ensuring that our studies are conducted and disseminated ethically. Alas, we don’t have signposts to follow, in a world where choices for researchers keep evolving.  In this series of Methodspace posts, we’ll explore contemporary […]

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A Case for Teaching Methods

Look at SAGE Research Methods for 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. Use the tips below to design active-learning assignments with cases that enable students to prepare for their own research […]

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Big Data Don’t Cry: Facing Interview Participants

any contemporary researchers rely on extant data or data sets. Archival materials, diaries, and Big Data have one thing in common: they don’t cry. No matter how emotion-laden or sensitive the topic might be, the researcher does not have to look into the eyes of the people whose lived experiences are represented. Interview researchers engage […]

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Use the SRM Research Project Planner

SAGE Research Methods, the library resource we are highlighting during the  Open House, includes a number of specialized features to help researchers. Other posts have explored Methods Maps, Reading Lists and navigation tools that invite you to explore within your discipline or across disciplines. The Project Planner is another unique SRM feature. You can find the Project Planner in the drop-down […]

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