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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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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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Figures: Reasons & Reasoning

Figures can show findings, models, or relationships between ideas. They can take the form of diagrams, visual or geographic maps, graphs, charts, and other visualizations. Figures are important elements for your papers, articles or presentations, chapters or books so learning how to create and use them is essential for academic writers. This series of posts explores […]

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Go figure!

Figures– including diagrams, visual or geographic maps, graphs and other visualizations– can bring the narrative to life.  As is the case with many things, good figures add meaning to the thesis or dissertation, article, chapter, book, while inadequate figures can seed confusion or distract from the text. In a presentation, diagrams can engage the audience […]

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Visual Methods Resources on SRM

This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 SAGE Research Methods Open House. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. We increasingly share our thoughts visually, given that phones and devices now make it easy […]

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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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Academic ≠ Boring: Presenting Your Research

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! This post was part of the 2017 #AcWriMo series. The theme of week five was: Publishing and Presenting. You write about your ideas, research, and findings. But sometimes you also need to present your research. Presentations might include conferences or meetings of professional societies, in face-to-face or online […]

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Share Research Visually

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! This post was part of the 2017 #AcWriMo series. The theme of week four was: Share Your Work. I asked visual communications expert Lydia Hooper for suggestions.   What approaches do you recommend researchers take for using visualizations and images of various kinds to communicate research findings? Is […]

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