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The Virtual Open House is your opportunity to access resources on SAGE Research Methods, and learn to use them on Mentorspace. Visit http://methods.sagepub.com with this special Open House log-in from February 1 to March 18: Username: SRMbundle Password: winter2018 (Use the Institution login button) If you have read my posts on Methodspace, you know I have an interest in visual communication […]

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Research Methods Virtual Open House: Doors are Open!

  Access resources on SAGE Research Methods. Learn to use them on Mentorspace. Visit SAGE Research Methods with this special Open House log-in from February 1 to March 18: Username: SRMbundle Password: winter2018 Institution login button You will discover an extensive collection of articles, chapters, e-books, cases, and videos. You will have open access to […]

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Lessons from Popular Ethnographies

This post is part of a series to explore lessons learned from qualitative research articles published in 2017 SAGE journals.  Two ethnographies were popular with readers of SAGE journal articles in 2017. “Knowledge of practice: A multi-sited event ethnography of border security fairs in Europe and North America” was most cited (Baird, 2017) and “Algorithms as culture: […]

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Starter Tips on Sharing Data and Analysis Scripts

Researchers are increasingly encouraged to make their data openly accessible and usable for others but to early-career researchers in particular, this can seem daunting.  Katherine Wood has compiled a short open data starter guide to make the process less overwhelming and help researchers do their bit for reproducibility.

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How Are You Analyzing Your Texts?

The digital age has made huge amounts of data available for analysis in the form of newspapers, blogs, social media feeds, government documents, the list goes on! In this post we consider some of the challenges of working with such vast amounts of data and the role that QTA plays. Text analysis has a long history […]

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Lessons from a Popular Case Study

This post is part of a series to explore lessons learned from qualitative research articles published in 2017 SAGE journals.   The term case study has many definitions. Case study can describe a type of research-based writing that is often used as an instructional tool. Or, it might refer generally to ways of looking at an example: […]

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Read Two Important Chapters on Performative Social Science

Kip Jones, a pioneer in performative social science at Bournemouth University, has two substantial book chapters now available in new texts. Both texts move the practice of arts-led research forward substantially and will become valued resources for students and researchers for years to come. *** The first chapter, “Performative Social Science,” in Jörg Matthes, C. S. […]

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Case Studies: What Types Get Published?

Case studies emerged as the most popular type of qualitative research published in SAGE journals in 2017. After that broad-brush assessment, I wondered what types of case studies, researchers were conducting and how they defined them. Did they use Robert Yin’s (2014) categories for case study types: single or multiple, holistic or embedded case designs […]

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A ‘How-To’ on Data Wrangling

Katherine Wood, a graduate student in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department and advocate for open science, walks through a basic overview of how to overcome and accomplish some operations commonly encountered when initially getting a data set. “By generating the data yourself” she says, “you can make your life easier by saving it in the format you want.” She explains step by step multiple ways to accomplish this and highlights packages that will make things easier for anyone with similar issues.

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