Search Results for Category: Mixed

Making Sense of The Knowledge Explosion with Knowledge Mapping

Two years ago, when Bernadette Wright and Steve Wallis were working on their book, Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Evaluation, they contributed this guest post to introduce a Knowledge Mapping approach. There has been a vast explosion in the number of academic publications – journals, articles, posts, and books of all kinds. So much […]

Categories: ACWRIMO, Evaluation, Mixed, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visual Maps, Visuals, Writing

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Social Scientists Connect with LinkedIn Data

Back in 2012, when LinkedIn was close to the 200 million users mark, a young but very computational (and quite resourceful) assistant professor, hustled through his contacts and somehow managed to get access to the trove of LinkedIn data. Prasanna Tambe—at the NYU Stern School of Business at the time—was not the first to use […]

Categories: Datasets, Mixed, Opportunities, SAGE Posts, Tools and Resources

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Learn from Research Cases: Coordinating a Mixed Methods Study

Five SAGE Research Cases were featured in a series of posts on the topic of collaboration. We used the selected cases to explore various ways researchers and academic writers work together. In a new series of posts we will go back to these cases and look at the research designs and approaches used to conduct each respective […]

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Building a Social Network in the Field

Practical Considerations to Facilitate Data Collection Perhaps no other dimension of qualitative research work is associated with ambiguity, uncertainty, confusion, and complexity more than fieldwork.  One way to regulate these issues—to support more predictable experiences in the course of a study—is to strengthen relationships associated with events in the field.  On one side, faculty and […]

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Computation and Context Are Not a Zero-Sum Game

I recently got jazzed about two findings coming out of the world of computational social science, primarily because they hit so close to my home (hello, junior faculty feeling the pressure to produce): Dashun Wang looked at the career trajectories of 30,000 artists across multiple types of field: art, film, and science. He found that […]

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Strategizing Data Access, Storage and Management

Once you have received information about and contacted prospective participants, your attention turns to how to deal with the confidential and personal information that you have on record.  Specifically, you need to address questions about who has access to data, how you store data, and how you manage stored data files.  As a general rule, […]

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Cross-culturalism and the Application of Leadership Education in Mainland China

Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We are delving into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. This guest post by Dr. Brendon Fox describes research conducted with Dr. Jeff Bourgeois. Both are American expatriates who serve on the faculty at Fort Hays State University at SIAS […]

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Creative Approach to Studying Social Problems: Lessons from a Popular Case Study

This post was originally part of a series to explore lessons learned from qualitative research articles published in 2017 SAGE journals. The article, “Bridging language barriers, bonding against immigrants: A visual case study of transnational network publics created by far-right activists in Europe,” exemplifies a creative approach to studying and revealing hidden perspectives on a […]

Categories: Creative Methods, Focus Series, Methods Type, Mixed, Qualitative, Social Issues, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

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