What Do the Graphs in the Climate Change Debate Mean?

The use of data as evidence of climate change has become an increasingly debated topic in the past decade. The current U.S. political climate has only further politicized the issue, which is likely to escalate as presidential campaigns for the 2020 election begin in 2019. President Donald Trump, who has already declared he will run […]

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Online Survey Software Tools

Online Survey Software Tools Online survey software tools such as Survey Monkey® and Qualtrics® enable you to present your survey online for your respondents. This approach has a number of advantages to both researchers and participants. First, once you create your survey online, it can be sent to anyone, anywhere, with a survey link the […]

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Systems for Methods Lit Reviews

A MethodSpace focus for March is on steps for reviewing literature to situate it in a research tradition. We are using this definition of the literature review: “a systematic syntheses of previous work around a particular topic” (Salkind, 2010, p. 726) . System or chaos? The first key word in Salkind’s definition is system. Let’s […]

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Review Methods Literature: March Focus

Reviewing the literature is an ongoing process for scholars, academic writers, and graduate students. We need to discover the seminal thinkers and keep up with the emerging developments in our respective disciplines and fields of study. But that isn’t enough! We also need to review the methods literature. This is a March focus on SAGE […]

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5 Research Cases, 10 Posts

Let’s say goodbye to February with a recap of this series of posts focused on five SAGE Research Methods Cases. The cases are open access through the end of March.  If the links have expired you can access them through with a 30-day free trial of the Cases platform, using your academic email address. Research cases are […]

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Learn from Cases: Using ATLAS.ti

Analyzing Qualitative Data with Atlas.ti This research case explains how the software program, Atlas.ti, was used to analyze data collected by 50 professionals from six different health and human service professions. These researchers conducted both mono-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary focus groups, which yielded extensive discussion transcripts. Additional datasets, notes, and records were also analyzed. Read the […]

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Using Topology to Untangle Big Data

Your brain is made up of billions of neurons connected by trillions of synapses. And how they’re arranged gives rise to the brain’s functionality and to your personality. That’s why scientists in Switzerland recently produced the first-ever digital 3D brain cell atlas, a complete mapping of the brain of a mouse. While this is a […]

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More on Power, Sample Size, and Power Calculations

More on Power, Sample Size, and Power Calculations Of the variables that affect power, you can see that sample size gives you the most flexibility, as people are not in the habit of changing either the alpha level of .05, nor can you switch from a two-tailed to a one-tailed test (the use of a […]

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