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Teach research methods: Start with a culture of inquiry

One principle is common across all methodologies and methods: research is about asking questions. We conduct research to find and test solutions to problems. A researcher’s mindset is not set, instead it is open to new insights– or to being proven wrong. How do we teach in ways that help our students learn how to approach problems with open minds, and to craft and conduct research?

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AcWriMo is Around the Corner!

Get Ready. Sharpen your pencils, fill your pens with ink, shake the cookie crumbs out of your keyboard, Academic Writing Month is coming in November! For AcWriMo this year, MethodSpace will focus on writing and publishing books. In addition to original posts, curated resources, and interviews, we’re hosting a webinar. Write a Book! From Acquisition […]

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Teaching & Mentoring with Open Access SAGE Research Methods Journals

Pointing students or mentees to articles that describe or exemplify research methods is part of the role we take as methods faculty or dissertation/thesis supervisors. Open access journals are useful when you don’t have a robust academic library. Here are some SAGE journals you can tap for readings, with a recent article from each.

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Teaching & Supervising Research: Podcasts

Research in Action is a terrific resource from Oregon State University’s Ecampus Research Unit. Katie Linder, RIA Director, finds and interviews smart, interesting trailblazers. With notes and instructor guides for each podcast, they are excellent for classroom, seminar, or other teaching and learning purposes. Get your headphones on and enjoy!

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The Pedagogy of Methodological Learning

The MethodSpace focus for August is on teaching research methods. We will follow on in September, with a focus on mentoring, supervising, and guiding researchers. You can find the whole series here, including information about the September 12 webinar,”Nurturing the Researchers of Tomorrow.” Register now and find the time in your zone here. A UK project with methods […]

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Using Mobile Applications for Social Science Research

The use of mobile applications for data collection is becoming increasingly common in the social sciences. There are many examples of their use, such as mapping where people feel happy, Mappiness app, or where people feel unsafe, like the Fear of Crime Application and iExperience app. These tools allow social scientists to tap into people’s experiences as and when they […]

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