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Focus Group Resources – #MonthlyMethods September Roundup

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Throughout September, we talked about Focus Group Research through #MonthlyMethods on Twitter.  We discussed the definition of focus groups, shared examples of what leading a focus group while working in a research agency looks like, looked at a case study on conducting focus groups with adolescents, clarified the uses for focus groups, and identified criticisms […]

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Data in the News: Cost of Hurricane Damages

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Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Image Tagging in SAGE Journals – Part One

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Cloud vision application programming interfaces, or APIs, are powerful web services that apply machine learning to tag objects in images, as well as identifying faces, supporting image filtering, extracting text, and providing custom image tagging. At SAGE, we recently asked the question how could cloud vision APIs be applied to support scholarly publishing? For example, can they […]

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Archived Webinar: A Practical Approach to Applied Conversation Analysis

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In this archived webinar — “A Practical Approach to Applied Conversation Analysis” — held on September 7, 2018, Jessica Lester and Michelle O’Reilly address the definition and uses of conversation analysis, which they define as a qualitative methodology focused on talk-in-interaction, and specifically on the sequential order of who talks. Usually, this involves analyzing everyday […]

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Informed Consent Resources – #MonthlyMethods August Roundup

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August’s #MonthlyMethods open resources were all about Informed Consent.  Throughout August we discussed the meaning of informed consent, the importance of identities in the field as a researcher, answered 7 important questions about informed consent, and looked at an example of what happens when informed consent is not executed properly. While these resources were only […]

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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.

Public Group / 134 members

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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Mentors Wanted

This is a group for people looking for a mentor.

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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.