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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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Academic ≠ Boring: Presenting Your Research

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme of week five is: 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 settings. How can you approach such presentations with confidence, and […]

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Share Research Visually

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme of week four is: 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 it different for qualitative or quantitative researchers? Like research […]

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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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Focusing: The Muse and the Mundane

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme this week is: Be Productive.  Integration of research and writing is differentiates academic and other types of writing. We analyze, critique, and build on others’ published research; we report on our own findings. Some might think that given this empirical, scientific basis for our writing, we […]

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Using Visuals to Support Your Writing Process

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo at Methodspace! The theme of week two is: Getting Organized.  A recent post illustrated how to Use Visual Maps to Organize Your Ideas. Thanks to this guest post from Lydia Hooper, we can learn more ways to use visual expression to complement our writing.     Researchers across academic disciplines are well trained […]

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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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Methods in Action: Creative Visual Methods

prime enemy of the best research is ‘the expectation.’ Researchers expect certain results or answers, and by Jove, they find them. Or they are familiar with the research terrain, and grow complacent in what they look for (or ignore what’s before their noses). If only someone could, as the old cliché goes, ‘draw a picture’ […]

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