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Data in the News: Teacher Salary Protests

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Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person 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 monthly […]

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Research Ethics in an Ethics-Challenged World

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Ethics and scholarly research are inextricably linked. But it is not always obvious what ethical research means  and how we go about ensuring that our studies are conducted and disseminated ethically. Alas, we don’t have signposts to follow, in a world where choices for researchers keep evolving.  In this series of Methodspace posts, we’ll explore contemporary […]

Categories: Ethics, MentorSpace, Methods Type, Research, Social Issues, Uncategorised

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A Case for Teaching Methods

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Look at SAGE Research Methods for cases that illustrate how studies are conducted–warts and all. Unlike journal articles, research cases describe decision-making, and in-the-moment course corrections when the pristine research design encounters the muddy real world. Use the tips below to design active-learning assignments with cases that enable students to prepare for their own research […]

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Big Data Don’t Cry: Facing Interview Participants

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any contemporary researchers rely on extant data or data sets. Archival materials, diaries, and Big Data have one thing in common: they don’t cry. No matter how emotion-laden or sensitive the topic might be, the researcher does not have to look into the eyes of the people whose lived experiences are represented. Interview researchers engage […]

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Use the SRM Research Project Planner

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SAGE Research Methods, the library resource we are highlighting during the  Open House, includes a number of specialized features to help researchers. Other posts have explored Methods Maps, Reading Lists and navigation tools that invite you to explore within your discipline or across disciplines. The Project Planner is another unique SRM feature. You can find the Project Planner in the drop-down […]

Categories: Dissemination, MentorSpace, Methods Type, Mixed, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Writing

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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 […]

Categories: Careers, Getting published, MentorSpace, Research Skills, Students, Teaching, Uncategorised, Video

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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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SRM Videos to Match Research Readiness

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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) Sometimes we just want a clear explanation. We […]

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Action Research

A group designed to discuss the issues and process of Action Research

Public Group / 109 members

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

Public Group / 153 members

Visual Methods

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

Public Group / 132 members

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.

Public Group / 254 members

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

Public Group / 42 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.