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Teaching Methods? New Glossary from NCRM

Critical and creative thinking in the research context is a MethodSpace focus this month. Importantly, we need to find ways to prepare the next generation of researchers to understand, develop, and use these skills. This means using instructional approaches that invite students to explore deeply and come up with new interpretations of course subject matter. However, […]

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Teaching to Foster Critical & Creative Thinking

Critical and Creative Thinking for Researchers is a focus on MethodSpace this September. Previous posts have explored ways we use different thinking skills throughout stages of the research process and offered links to related resource materials. As instructors, mentors, or dissertation supervisors, how can we help students develop these habits of mind? These MethodSpace posts offer some ideas […]

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Social Media Research, Then and Now

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods was published in 2016. Naturally, the research underpinnings for this excellent volume were generated several years prior to publication. Since then, we’ve seen scandals associated with social media and the Brexit vote, 2016 US election, hacked personal data from financial institutions, as well as policy changes including […]

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Learn about Critical & Creative Thinking in Research

During September the focus is on critical and creative thinking. Researchers use these habits of mind from the initial framing of a question to the final stages of writing and disseminating findings. The SAGE Research Methods collection includes related e-books and chapters, videos and podcasts, cases and articles. Find them in this Critical & Creative Thinking […]

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Critical & Creative Thinking in Research

Critical & Creative Thinking in Research is September’s topic for the Fall Focus series. Each month focus on a new topic with original posts, links to books, articles, cases, and media. Look in MentorSpace for expert how-to advice from researchers.   Critical and Creative Thinking Critical thinking and creative thinking are distinctly different, but highly […]

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Informed Consent Resources – #MonthlyMethods August Roundup

August’s #MonthlyMethods open resources were all about Informed Consent.  Throughout August we discussed the meaning of informed consent, the importance of identities in the field as a researcher, answered 7 important questions about informed consent, and looked at an example of what happens when informed consent is not executed properly. While these resources were only […]

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Diary Methods

Qualitative researchers choose diary methods for many good reasons. When participants record their observations or perceptions in the moment, we learn something different about their experiences than might be gained from other methods. Sometimes private reflections are more candid, and participants might feel more able to express themselves in a diary than in an interview. Of […]

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Submissions Open for Early Career Excellence in Teaching Evaluation Awards

Have you ever wanted to engage with thousands of individuals from the evaluation community? Perhaps gather for a shared experience to discuss the practice of evaluation itself? If so, look no further than the 32nd American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power. Evaluation 2018 gathers more than 3,000 evaluators, evaluation scholars, […]

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Fall Focus Series on MethodSpace

This fall we will explore thematic series each month, with original posts, featured articles and media, interviews with researchers, reading lists, and mentor tips from experts. Join the MethodSpace community so you can comment on posts to add your own insights and share resources other readers might find beneficial. By signing up, you will receive […]

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How to Annoy Your Survey Participants in Six Easy Steps

As a researcher, I end up asking a lot of people to participate in surveys I’m doing and studies I’m conducting. As such, I feel compelled to reciprocate whenever someone out there is asking for help in a similar vein. Thus, when a survey from one of my alma maters landed in my in box, […]

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