Search Results for Category: Social Issues

Learn from Research Cases: Youth Participation

Studying Youth, With Youth Let’s face facts: if you are old enough to conduct research, you are a geezer from the perspective of a 14-year old! Why would they reveal insights into their personal lives, especially on sensitive matters they’d rather not discuss? This is a dilemma researchers face when studying adolescents or young adults– […]

Categories: Focus Series, Participatory Methods, Photovoice, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Research Cases, Social Issues, Teaching, Uncategorised

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Study Dr. Martin Luther King

Today people in the United States honor the memory and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We will see many tributes that quote the famous speech delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963: I Have a Dream. As researchers, we try to develop a deeper understanding than can be […]

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Collaborating on Research

Collaboration is a MethodSpace focus for December. We will look at the various types of collaboration that engage researchers and academic writers. When we start a collaborative research project, it is helpful to consider where our partners are coming from in regard to cultures, norms, and expectations. This post from the Research for Social Good series […]

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What can we do about scientific misconduct?

Who can we trust in a world of alternative facts, trolls, and spam? We should be able to turn to scientific research for reliably trust-worthy perspectives, yet even peer- reviewed journal articles can contain incorrect or misleading findings. Academic misconduct– including falsifying data, selectively analyzing data, plagiarizing others’ work, or biased reporting– is a troubling problem […]

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Self Publishing from a Dissertation: An Author Interview

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. This means looking at all of the options, and choosing the type that fits with our content, will allow us to reach our target audience, and create real impact. This is the second post in the […]

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Why Is It So Hard to Get an Accurate Vote Count?

In Kansas this past August, vote totals in the Republican primary for governor fluctuated by more than 100 votes over the course of a few days, and the winner – Secretary of State Kris Kobach – wasn’t declared until a week after the vote. In Virginia, a hotly contested battle last year for the commonwealth’s […]

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Research for Social Good Means Addressing Scientific Misconduct

Research for Social Good was a MethodSpace focus for October. We explored this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. While many researchers are dedicated to conducting ethical research and socially-beneficial studies, we see an ongoing parade of retractions and scandals related to mishandling and misrepresentation of data. Two well-publicized cases from Harvard University and […]

Categories: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Dissemination, Ethics, Focus Series, Research, Reviewing, Social Issues, Students, Teaching, Uncategorised, Writing

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On Not Knowing as Insight for Research on Social Change

  Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We are delving into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. This guest post is by sociologist Dr. Sevasti-Melissa Nolas. On Not Knowing as Insight for Research on Social Change I’ve been doing research for ‘social good’, as it were, for most […]

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Research for Social Good: Whose Voice?

Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We are delving into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. Participation and voice relate to research for social good. In research terminology we discuss population and sample. Regardless of the research approach or data collection method, someone’s voice is being represented, […]

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Research for Good: Mindfulness in Educational Leadership

Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We are delving into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. This guest post is an interview with independent scholar and consultant Dr. Gina Gullo. Note the opportunity she is offering to join in her research on mindfulness in educational leadership.  JS […]

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