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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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Art and Indigenous Research

All month you can read original posts, interviews with authors and experts, and open access resources. Sign up for the Indigenous and Intercultural Research: Issues, Ethics, and Methods webinar, February 27. We are exploring Indigenous and Intercultural Research on MethodSpace this month. (See the entire series here.)  As part of our February focus on Indigenous and Intercultural Research, we […]

Categories: Action Research, Creative Methods, Focus Series, Indigenous Methods, Photovoice, Social Issues

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Love & Research: A Valentine’s Day Reading List on SRM

Curating and sharing lists of sources on your favorite topic is one of the ways to use the SAGE Research Methods Reading List feature. Just for fun, here is a Valentines Day list on research & love. Share what YOU love! Once you have created a Reading List (see these how-to steps), you will see it […]

Categories: MentorSpace, Research, Social Issues, Tools and Resources

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Passion about Research Process (not output!)

My hand trembled with nervousness and anticipation. It was the start of my student research project. My supervisor had talked me through how “by doing X we will learn more about Y” and I was excited to get started.

A decade later when I talk to my own students I sometimes catch myself using another way to frame our work: “if we do X, and it ‘works’, then perhaps we can get into prestigious journal Y”. This is poison for an inquiring mind…

Categories: Ethics, Research Skills, Roles, Social Issues

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