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Nurturing Researchers Webinar Q & A

More questions were posted than we had time to answer during the during the Nurturing the Researchers of Tomorrow webinar. This is the first of a series of posts in response. Q. I understand that Nicola Pallit’s work was based on postgraduate research. I feel like undergraduate research has been neglected. After all, they will […]

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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 & 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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