2010 Social Research Association Annual Meeting Videos Available

Hello Everyone,   Just to let you know that the presentations from the Annual Conference are up on the website now, so those who were unable to attend might find them useful to take notes. http://www.the-sra.org.uk/presentations.htm   The recorded presentations from the 4th ESRC Research Methods Festival (5-8 July 2010, St Catherine’s College Oxford) are […]

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Paradigmatic diversity and Research in Education

Research in education requires a unity to face paradigmatic diversity. According to García Ferrando (1978), from its origins, social science has been a multiparadigmatic science, hence, education, being part of social sciences, it is obvious that the phenomena to analyse have such a complexity, that it would be impossible to grasp and explain them using […]

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Two free toolkits for mixed method researchers

We’ve now finished two ‘toolkits’ on different aspects of life as a mixed method researcher. The first one, ‘Practical considerations of leading and working on mixed method teams‘ we think of as a bit of a survival guide to working in mixed method projects: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/mixed-method-working/ (let me know if you identify with any of the […]

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Performing mexicanidad: Criminalidad and Lucha Libre

I recently published an article on Sage’s Crime, Media and Culture regarding Juana Barraza Samperio, a wrestler known as la Dama del Silencio (the Lady of Silence), who has been declared the first female serial killer in Mexico. In January 2006, Barraza was arrested as the alleged Mataviejitas (the little old lady killer), a serial […]

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Using walking interviews: New Realities toolkit available

This new toolkit, by Andrew Clark and Nick Emmel, draws on their experiences using walking interviews in outdoor urban environments, focusing on the practicalities of conducting these interviews and on ways of thinking about the data produced in the method, which we used as part of the Connected Lives project. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/walking-interviews/ The Realities toolkit series […]

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Call for NCRM Networks for Methodological Innovation

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is inviting applications for Networks for Methodological Innovation projects. The aim of this scheme is to enable networks of researchers to meet in order to stimulate debate and develop ideas in relation to methodological innovation. The scheme allows a series of events and related activities to be undertaken […]

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Resources on qualitative/mixed methods approaches for teachers and PhD supervisors

Dear allWe’ve recently collected together some of our online resources that people have told us they find useful either to support research methods taught modules, for postgraduate discussion seminars, or to pass on to PhD students. They are clustered in the areas of qualitative and mixed methods approaches in general with topics including visual methods, […]

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BERA/SAGE Awards 2010 – we interview the winners

The winners of the 2010 BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards were announced yesterday at the annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Warwick. Dr Karen Graham, Director of Active Childcare Ltd, based in Wrexham, won the 16+ award for her project improving vocational education in childcare and health and social care settings. The Schools, early […]

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