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Qualitative Interviewing Resources – #MonthlyMethods June Roundup

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This month we are excited to launch a new opportunity to expand research methods learning through free resources provided by SAGE Research Methods: #MonthlyMethods. Each month we will be opening up free resources such as case studies, videos, and book chapters from the SAGE Research Methods platform focusing on a different research method each month. […]

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Revive old writing project, or let it die?

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No matter how organized or productive we are, sometimes we run out of ideas, enthusiasm, time, or all of the above. The piece of writing we thought would change the world is now gathering dust. In this series of posts, I’ve been exploring issues writers face when they are stymied by incomplete writing projects. Options […]

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Write with Purpose, Publish for Impact

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Think about the messages you want to convey with your published writings. Publications can help open new doors and build new networks— so it is important to think about which doors and networks you hope to discover. This collection, originally posted on SAGE MethodSpace and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract, can help you reflect on the best options and move forward.

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Keeping Writing Projects Alive

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Has this happened to you? You have brilliant insights and are raring to go on the new writing project, then life happens. The project slips to the bottom of the pile, then you move it off your desk altogether. One day something happens that triggers your memory: oh yeah, I was writing on that topic…where […]

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Archived Webinar: Teaching Data Science

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This webinar, “Teaching Data Science: Core Learning Outcomes and Topics for an Introductory Course,” is an overview of data science, with special focus on the tools and skills necessary to teach and do the key components of data science (such as data cleaning, visualization, and machine learning).This webinar is of value for faculty who teach, […]

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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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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. Username: SRMbundle Password: winter2018 (Use the Institution login button) Videos offer an opportunity to hear an experienced researcher explain […]

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SAGE Research Methods

Can you help us to deliver a cutting edge online product to host our research methods book, journal, encyclopedia and dictionary content? We’ll be posting updates to the development and asking questions – please give us your

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Narrative Research

A group for all those interested in story-telling as research method. Narrative interviews focus on provoking story-telling in order to elicit a person’s own understanding of their own experiences and the world around them.

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Qualitative Interviewing

This group is mostly about practical aspects of how to (and why to do) qualitative interviews, and less about how to analyze them.

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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 / 132 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.