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Teaching Methods? New Glossary from NCRM

Critical and creative thinking in the research context is a MethodSpace focus this month. Importantly, we need to find ways to prepare the next generation of researchers to understand, develop, and use these skills. This means using instructional approaches that invite students to explore deeply and come up with new interpretations of course subject matter. However, […]

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Learn about Critical & Creative Thinking in Research

During September the focus is on critical and creative thinking. Researchers use these habits of mind from the initial framing of a question to the final stages of writing and disseminating findings. The SAGE Research Methods collection includes related e-books and chapters, videos and podcasts, cases and articles. Find them in this Critical & Creative Thinking […]

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Critical & Creative Thinking in Research

Critical & Creative Thinking in Research is September’s topic for the Fall Focus series. Each month focus on a new topic with original posts, links to books, articles, cases, and media. Look in MentorSpace for expert how-to advice from researchers.   Critical and Creative Thinking Critical thinking and creative thinking are distinctly different, but highly […]

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Diary Methods

Qualitative researchers choose diary methods for many good reasons. When participants record their observations or perceptions in the moment, we learn something different about their experiences than might be gained from other methods. Sometimes private reflections are more candid, and participants might feel more able to express themselves in a diary than in an interview. Of […]

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Scholarship & Exchange: e/merge Africa

e have become accustomed to jumping across geographic boundaries via the Internet to interact with colleagues. Once in awhile we have an opportunity to jump into a deep and rich exchange, as illustrated by the recent online conference, the e/merge 2018 Festival of e-Learning from the e/merge Africa professional development network. (Find excerpts and links in […]

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Poetics & Our Identities as Scholars

reative and arts-based methods invite us to think differently about the ways we design and carry out studies, present and share findings. Dr. Ann Cunliffe asks us to take a different kind of creative look: at ourselves as scholars, at our purpose for conducting research, and by extension, at our careers. Ann doesn’t advocate self-absorbed […]

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Highlights & Papers: International Conference on Social Media and Society

In this series of posts we are sharing resources and ideas presented at summer festivals. Can’t fly around the world to attend? No worries–  MethodSpace readers can learn from the presentations and related resources made available online. Today we will pay a virtual visit to the 2018 International Conference on Social Media and Society was held in […]

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RMF Highlight: Fuzzy Cognitive Systems Mapping and Evaluation

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. I had the very good fortune to study with Joseph Novak many years ago at Cornell University. He came up with a concept […]

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RMF Highlight: Write Creatively for Academia

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. Before Dr. Kara took the stage to present, Festival attendees were tweeting back and forth about her new comic, Conversation With A Purpose. Surely […]

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RMF Highlight: How to read and write critically

The Economic and Social Research Center is hosting the biennial Research Methods Festival at the University of Bath this week. If you aren’t able to attend in person, enjoy this series of posts. Today Mike Wallace and Alison Wray presented a session titled: “How to read and write critically.” Wallace and Wray are authors of […]

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