Listen & Learn: Podcasts about Research for Social Good

What do researchers encounter when they conduct Research for Social Good? Listen to researchers’ stories to learn about the issues they’ve studied, the approaches they’ve used, and the creative ways they have overcome obstacles.   Podcasts from Research in Action Research in Action, part of the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit, offers a series of […]

Categories: Focus Series, Participatory Methods, Podcast, Research, Research Skills, Social Issues, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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Research for Social Good: October Focus

Research for Social Good is a MethodSpace focus for October. We will dig into this broad topic with guest posts, interviews, and links to articles or instructional resources. We will explore research for social good from two broad angles: Research about social issues, social change, social responsibility, or social justice; and/or Research that uses socially-responsible methods, such as […]

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Ways Big Data Can Improve Nonprofit Performance

Nonprofits have admirable goals and values, and they’re treated accordingly for the purpose of taxes. Although they may not be operating to make a profit, nonprofits still need to be run like any for-profit business in order to be successful and to achieve their altruistic goals. (Text continues after graphic) Rutgers Online Big data has […]

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Focus Group Resources – #MonthlyMethods September Roundup

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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Studying Critical Thinking- Updated Research Links

Critical and creative thinking in the research context is a MethodSpace focus for September.  Listed below are some relevant articles that invite us to explore critical thinking across disciplines. (Note: the original post contained some bad links, which are now corrected.) You can also find a Reading List on Critical and Creative Thinking on SAGE Research Methods. Use the comment […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Cancer: Have We Found the Cure?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become a hot topic in countless industries. Whether it’s using AI to predict consumer habits and grow the economy, teach new languages, or streamline healthcare systems, the potential is endless for how machine learning can be applied to human life. AI can be used in many facets of the healthcare […]

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Image Tagging in SAGE Journals – Part Two

In part one of this series we introduced the topic of automated image tagging and showed how cloud vision APIs such as Clarifai can be used to classify images into different categories. We showed examples of SAGE images and the tags assigned by different cloud vision APIs, then discussed use cases for this innovative technology—primarily in discoverability and accessibility. […]

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Two Perspectives on Critical Thinking and Research

Tom Chatfield and I participated in a dialogue about critical thinking at the recent Academy of Management conference. I asked him to continue the conversation in writing, with a focus on critical thinking and research. Use the comment area if you would like to join in the discussion! How would you define critical thinking in […]

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Data in the News: Cost of Hurricane Damages

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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SAGE Advice – For Free (For a Limited Time)

Focusing on skills and collaborations, the SAGE Ocean initiative has just launched a service focused on helping social scientists gain new skills while also working with computational researchers they haven’t collaborated with previously. SAGE Advice connects you, the researcher, with a data science expert with the right technical expertise. Via a 30- or 60-minute online video […]

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