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Selecting A Research Topic: Obstacles and Solutions

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Yvonne N. Bui’s How to Write a Master’s Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. Here she highlights some obstacle and solutions to selecting a research topic.

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A Case of Collaboration, Part 1

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As part of this focus on collaboration, we will look at the various ways researchers and academic writers work together. This post is the first in a series based on SAGE Research Cases.  The selected cases are open access until the end of January, 2019.  If the links have expired you can access them through with […]

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Tips about Amazon Mechanical Turk

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This material is drawn from the SAGE Publishing text The Research Experience: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting Research by Ann Sloan Devlin at Connecticut College. Here she lists some of the best tips when using Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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Research and Academic Podcasting

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It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and in 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy.  Sometimes we need to do more than write in order to reach our target audiences. An increasingly popular way to get our words out is through podcasts. To learn more about how researchers and academic writers […]

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Thinking about a journal article? Tips from an editor.

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It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and in 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are central to many academics’ publication strategies because they are typically required for tenure and promotion. Because they are so important, writers face steep competition for getting articles published. I asked Todd Bridgman, […]

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Archived Webinar: Text Mining for Social Scientists

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Text mining refers to digital social research methods that involve the collection and analysis of unstructured textual data, generally from internet-based sources such as social media and digital archives. In the webinar presented below, Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea discuss the fundamentals of text mining for social scientists, covering topics including research design, research ethics, […]

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Let’s chat: Teach & Learn Practical Research & Career Skills

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Join us for a Twitter Chat to discuss ways to use these videos in your teaching, mentoring, or coaching. On April 26, simply log into Twitter and look for #SAGEMethodsChat. No registration is needed. If you miss the chat, you can look for that hashtag and access the discussion. We will meet at 4 pm […]

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Video: Key Skills in Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal

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“No matter what your research goal, all research proposals present three common elements,” says qualitative methodology professor Nathan Durdella in the video segment below. “These are the introduction, the background or literature review, and the approach or methodology.” Durdella is an associate professor at California State University Northridge where he teaches graduate-level courses in action […]

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Archived Webinar: Teaching Ethics for Research Methods

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In this archived webinar, guest Craig A. Mertler of Arizona State University draws on his more than three decades as an educator to discuss how to teach ethics in research methods courses. The good news, says Mertler, is that this isn’t difficult content. But the bad news, he quickly adds, is getting grad students and […]

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Finding Videos in SRM

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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. Videos offer an opportunity to hear an experienced researcher explain some aspect of research design […]

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Mike Lambert: A Beginner’s Guide…

Welcome to the Methodspace group for Mike Lambert’s SAGE book: ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project’. Readers’ reviews are at http://amzn.to/1e9xges. By joining this Methodspace group you can get g

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David Silverman’s books

Welcome to the methodspace group for David Silverman’s SAGE textbooks. This group has been set up to allow users of all of David’s books to debate issues raised in the text, share comments and questions with the author and w

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Survey Research and Methodology

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Ethnography

I have no experinece in starting internet groups – but i think it would be nice to share ideas with people who use ethnography. Maybe read together though the literature? Share experience with ups and downs of using this

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Visual Methods

For discussion of visual methods, including visual analysis and participatory visual research.

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MentorSpace – Interesting Reads

This is a group for anyone interested in mentoring research, who wants to share links of interest on the topic.

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Free Webinar: Text Mining for Social Scientists

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SAGE is hosting a free webinar April 19 with speakers Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea on the study and ethics of Text Mining. Text mining refers to digital social research methods that involve the collection and analysis of unstructured textual data, generally from internet-based sources such as social media and digital archives. In this webinar, Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea will discuss the fundamentals of text mining for social scientists, covering topics including research design, research ethics, Natural Language Processing, the intersection of text mining and text analysis, and tips on teaching text mining to social science students.

To attend this event please check back in for the registration link to secure your spot.