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. Find what you need with guidance for navigating SRM.
Password: winter2018 (Use the Institution login button)
Videos offer an opportunity to hear an experienced researcher explain some aspect of research design or practice. SAGE Research Methods contains a growing collection of videos– all accessible during the Open House. How do you find the ones you or your students need?
As noted in the post SRM Videos to Match Research Readiness , while sometimes we need a basic explanation because we are exploring a new approach, other times we want to go beyond the basics. Building on the idea of using Bloom’s Taxonomy to think through our search strategy, we can think about our needs in terms of the type of knowledge we want to develop. Are we looking for the facts, theories or concepts, how-to procedures, or the larger scholarly context?
Let’s look at the navigation options, so you can quickly identify the videos that will be relevant to your research journey.
clicking that link you will see a number of navigation options.
Or, you can search by name or keyword, or simply browse the whole collection.
Alternatively, you can refine your search by method, discipline, or video type. The video type link will present options that can help you get to factual definitions or videos with procedural focus such as the tutorials. If you are looking for videos with a conceptual or metacognitive discussion, choose interviews or lectures.
For example, let’s say I am working with a student who is considering a qualitative study. She could first look at a broad definition: Jessica Nina Lester Defines Qualitative Inquiry. Next, she could look at Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods with Denise Clark Pope and Types of Qualitative Research with John Creswell. To better understand design procedures, How should one go about designing a qualitative research project? offers practical help. The student could dig deeper into metacognitive thinking about research and the role of the researcher with Sharlene Hesse-Biber Reflects on the Research Process, including “Behind the Scenes” Research Examples. After getting acquainted with the perspectives of these presenters, the student can find their articles, texts, and chapters to read.
How can you use videos to learn more about research topics that interest you? How can you use videos to teach students or guide other researchers? Share your ideas and examples in the comment area.
Anderson, L., Bloom, B. S., Krathwohl, D., & Airasian, P. (2000). Taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (2nd ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.