More than a Month: Black History

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black-history-month-2067633_1280The courage of those who fought against slavery and for civil rights In the United States is honored in the month of February. While school children honor heroes of the past during this month, clearly issues of racial equality cannot be viewed as historical phenomena, as is evident from the sharp increase in hate crimes in 2016, Nor are these struggles limited to the United States. (See the recent Methodspace post on a case study about the spread of hate messages in Europe.) What can we learn from scholarly research to better understand these complex issues? As researchers, what do we need to know in order to design studies that will have a meaningful impact and improve pubic understanding? How can we engage respectfully with diverse participants?

These are, of course, enormous questions that will require more than one fleeting month of exploration. To get started, I’ve collected sources from SAGE Research Methods into a Reading List. These sources include a wide range of books, chapters, articles, and case studies about race, racism, and research methods for studying them.

During the SAGE Research Methods Open House you can access and download them. You can also share the list with colleagues and students or save the list into your own account. You can create your own list(s) on topics more precisely aligned to your own interests. (If you make your list public, please share the link in the comment area so I can learn from you!)

Log in and visit SAGE Research Methods
with this special Open House log-in from February 1 to March 18.
Username: SRMbundle
Password: winter2018 (Use the Institution login button)

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