Throughout March we will explore research design, with a focus on theory and conceptual frameworks. Find the unfolding series here. This post is from this month’s Mentor in Residence, Sharon Ravitch. Qualitative research design is, most basically, the way that you, as a researcher, articulate, plan for, and set up the doing of your study. Research […]Continue Reading
The call for ‘social distancing’ in the wake of the coronavirus and its attendant COVID-19 disease has seen schools and universities around the world hurriedly attempting to turn their physical classrooms into virtual ones. While this may be best immediate reaction from an epidemiological point of view, from a pedagogic perspective, it has left instructors desperately trying to retrofit and reformat their courses while trying not to unduly disadvantage large numbers of their students. As a means of supporting those attempting to do their best under trying circumstances, SAGE Publishing has drawn from its large body of published and peer-reviewed research to offer the resources below — free of charge — to serve teachers and students around the world.Continue Reading
Despite, or probably due to, the increasing importance of (top-tier) publications — think of “publish or perish”, RAE/REF — published articles (including in top-tier journals) increasingly have an incremental contribution at the cost of more imaginative and innovative ideas. In this post, I will discuss this important problem and address the question asked by Mats Alvesson and Jörgen Sandberg in a forthcoming article, ‘has management studies lost its way?’Continue Reading
The concept of the labor force describes a person’s employment status, and like all U.S. Census Bureau definitions, the terminology is quite specific. The labor force consists of all people 16 years of age or older who are working (employed), are not working but are actively seeking work (unemployed)…
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Register for this free webinar from SAGE Campus for social scientists, hosted by Dr Taha Yasseri of the Oxford Internet Institute. In the webinar, Taha will introduce you to the emerging field of social data science and explain the role of natural experiments as a tool in the big data-driven approach to research. He will showcase examples of successful natural experiment designs in his own research and beyond.
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March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day theme for this year is #PressforProgress. Progress for women is a long-range global commitment laid out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While gender issues pervade all 17 goals, Goal 5 specifically points to the need to achieve gender equality […]Continue Reading