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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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Focus Series Autumn 2018

Academic Writing Month, AcWriMo, is a time when many writers make a special effort to power through and make progress on a large project. For others, AcWriMo is a time to learn new skills and to think about goals for writing and getting published. The global community that emerges on social media sites during November […]

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December Focus: Collaboration

It is December, which means a new Focus Series is beginning! This month you will find original MethodSpace posts, examples, and links to open access resources about: Collaborative research. What issues arise when small or large teams work together to collect and analyze data? How do researchers collaborate with gatekeepers, or with participants? What tips […]

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Write with Purpose, Publish for Impact

Think about the messages you want to convey with your published writings. Publications can help open new doors and build new networks— so it is important to think about which doors and networks you hope to discover. This collection, originally posted on SAGE MethodSpace and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract, can help you reflect on the best options and move forward.

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Dissertation/Thesis Tips from TAA

Are you working on your dissertation or thesis as part of Academic Writing Month (and beyond)? The Textbook and Academic Authors Association offers this free e-book about writing your doctoral dissertation or thesis: Dissertation Writing Tips & Strategies. This 30-page ebook includes: 6 Ways to Overcome Challenges to Writing Your Dissertation 6 Do’s & Don’ts of Editing […]

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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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Research for Social Good: About Voting

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. In democracies we think of fair elections as an essential “social good.” The United States is currently focused on a major election, and related turmoil and violence. The popular press, media, […]

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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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Open Access SAGE Journals with a Research Methods Focus

It is Open Access Week! When I decided to stop teaching last year, the biggest question on my mind was: what about library access? Luckily, my alma mater Cornell University offers alums digital access, but many fellow independent, freelance, or citizen scholars do not have that option. Open access resources are valuable to all of us, whether […]

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