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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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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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Figures and Publisher Guidelines

Show what you mean by including figures in your article or book. This series of posts explores ways to think about and develop figures that will complement your academic writing. For figures, the number, format, size, use of color, placement in the text, are typically spelled out by the book or journal publisher. You will want to clarify […]

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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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Navigate with a Map 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. If you have read my posts on Methodspace, you know I have an interest in visual […]

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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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Making Sense of The Knowledge Explosion with Knowledge Mapping

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme of week three is: Focusing to Be Productive. Productive writers understand the research so they can synthesize and report the most relevant findings. In a previous post, visual mapping was suggested as a strategy for organizing key points. In this guest post, Steven E. Wallis, PhD […]

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Use Visual Maps to Organize Your Ideas

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme this week is: Getting Organized. The previous post explored ways to use outlining; this post presents visual options. I am a visual thinker, so prefer to illustrate my ideas and plans. Visual maps can be helpful when you are brainstorming ideas for your writing project, or […]

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