Focus Series for 2020

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MethodSpace is a space to pursue a passion for inquiry.

Original posts, expert interviews, links to open access resources, and quarterly webinars offer readers insights into a specific focus area each month. Each month, SAGE authors share insights on their research and books as Mentors-in-Residence. Posts include discussion of the focus area in the context of conducting an inquiry, writing about research methods or findings, sharing results by publishing or presenting them, and teaching or supervising students. We are multidisciplinary, and welcome anyone with an interest in research methods, within or outside of academia.

2020 Focus

We are excited about the 2020 Focus series on MethodSpace!

MethodSpace 2020 Focus
1 Researcher’s Roles: Power and Respect.
Positions and practices. Dynamics with participants, populations and sampling, and research ethics.  
2 Indigenous and Intercultural Research.
Designing, planning, and conducting research
within and across cultures.  
3 Theory and Research Design.
Theoretical frameworks, theory development,
theory and praxis.  
4 Interdisciplinary Research.
Understanding and bridging research practices
across disciplines.
5 Mixed Methods and Multimethods.
Using multiple methods within and across qualitative and quantitative paradigms.  
6 – 7     Research Careers
Opportunities for researchers in academic and other settings, skills and steps for career advancement.  
8 Resources for Teaching & Learning Research
Methods instruction and supervision. SAGE Research Methods Open House, and a preview of books for the new academic year.
9 Emerging Methods.
New approaches to qualitative, quantitative,
and mixed methods.  
10 Action Research and Research Activism.
Role of researchers in times and places of social upheaval and change.  Politicization of research on
social, climate, other issues.  
11 Publishing Trends (AcWriMo).
Open access, blogging, mini-books, electronic journals, media.  
12 Building Trust & Credibility in a Skeptical World.
Research impact and integrity.  

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