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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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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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Using Datasets to Teach Qualitative Researchers

Active, experiential methods are widely seen as the best way to prepare future researchers. Sometimes that means practicing interview or observation skills in classroom exercises, and other times that means going outside the classroom to conduct a research project. Another way to use active learning is through the use of archival data or datasets.

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Teaching Methods with Research Cases: Participatory Action Research

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. Teaching Methods with Research Cases […]

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Teaching Methods: Some Trends in the Literature

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.” Research methods are hard to learn, and a challenge to teach. The […]

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