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New Resource: “Doing Fieldwork In A Pandemic”

Initiated by Deborah Lupton, this crowdsourced document provides necessary information and key resources for researchers struggling to conduct traditional face-to-face research under new circumstances. Check out: “Doing Fieldwork In A Pandemic.”

Categories: Careers, Creative Methods, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Research

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What is US Census Data?

When most Americans think of the census, they think of the 10-year or decennial census that is used to gather basic data about the total population. The decennial census is an actual count of people and housing units, and it serves as the baseline for measuring and generating other census data-sets…

Categories: Big Data, Careers, Quantitative, Sampling, Social Issues

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What (social) Factors Make For an Innovative Researcher?

One might ask why researchers go to the effort of undertaking unconventional, path-breaking work? What makes some scientists more likely to engage in research that breaks from tradition, despite the risks? In our recent study, we considered two possible explanations. First, we thought that scholars affiliated with high-status demographic…

Categories: Careers, Impact, Research, Research Skills, Roles

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PhD Students Should Prepare for Careers Outside Academia

Those who do finish their PhDs face a highly competitive academic employment market, as the number of annual PhD graduates exceeds the number of available academic openings in all but a few specialized areas of study. Universities are increasingly aware of this imbalance. But their responses are slow and uneven. Our research helps to explain why, and we argue that PhD students must take their own initiative to prepare for diverse career outcomes.

Categories: Careers, Impact, Practice, Social Issues, Supervising research, Teaching

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Why did we write Research Design and Methods An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner?

Research and practice are the focus for December on SAGE MethodSpace, with featured posts from our Mentors in Residence, the co-editors of Research Design and Methods: An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner. Find the unfolding series of posts through this link. Enter the code SAGE2019 for a discount on your book purchase.  Why was this book so important […]

Categories: Careers, MentorSpace, Practice, Research, Students, Supervising research, Teaching, Uncategorised, Writing

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