…The first step in improving academic writing is to learn to reduce the jargon academics use and express concepts clearly. And this has forced us to distill our thinking to its absolute core…Continue Reading
Independent researcher Dr. Helen Kara recently completed an important new book: Research Ethics in the Real World. She also co-edited a special issue on “New Directions in Qualitative Research Ethics” for the March 2017 International Journal of Social Research Methodology. She generously agreed to share this collection of open access ethics resources with Methodspace readers. You […]Continue Reading
Let’s pause this Labor Day to acknowledge and recognize academic labor. Labor Day was made a Federal holiday in the United States in 1894. Labor Day is observed on the same September Monday in Canada, and at other times of the year across the world. It was originally a celebration of the power of organized […]Continue Reading
Academia has a problem. Seven thousand papers are published every day and let’s face it; no one has the time to read abstract after abstract to find the research that they’re seeking.
Here’s where Graphical Abstracts come in. A graphical abstract is a visual summary of a written abstract, aiming to quickly and clearly convey the key message.Continue Reading
So we can engage in real-time and have a conversation about thought-provoking approaches, MethodSpace is going live with a series of webinars. The first one was Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories, which appears below.
Categories: Comics, Creative Methods, Creativity, Focus Series, MethodSpace Live!, Multimodal, Presenting, Qualitative, Research, Social Issues, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, VisualsContinue Reading
Podcasts are becoming a popular way that academics communicate ideas. Laura Pasquini, veteran podcaster and blogger at techKnowtools, has been studying the usage of podcasts in higher education. She observed that thanks to easy availability of tools to create podcasts and platforms where they can be distributed, we have innovative colleagues willing to share about […]Continue Reading
If we want our research to make a difference in the field and an impact in the bigger world, writing and publishing are not enough. We need to get out and talk about our work, what it means, and how it can be used. Conferences and professional or academic gatherings are places where researchers present […]Continue Reading