ESRC new Doctoral Training Centres

The ESRC has announced their ‘new national network of 21 Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs)’ which will deliver funded   postgraduate training. ESRC DTCs.   What impact do people think this will have on methods training at instutions not on this list? Are there surprises on this list?   Would be really interested to hear peoples’ thoughts… […]

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Phenomenological Research Method

Phenomenology is different from all other research methods because its field of investigation is different from other methods. What then is this difference? To understand this difference first of all , phenomenology should be differentiated from natural sciences’ research methods. The first difference is , natural sciences study the world of nature , the physical […]

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Using external transcribers for your qualitative data: New Realities toolkit

The aim of this Realities toolkit is to help you plan properly for sending your interview/focus group recordings to somebody else for transcribing, and save you time by helping you do this more efficiently. It covers: budgeting for transcribing costs (see our cost calculator spreadsheet too) choosing a good transcriber managing the administrative side of the […]

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Two new videos on creative interviewing by Jennifer Mason

“Creative” interviews are a form of interview that is qualitative, flexible, loosely or semi-structured (non-standardised) and involves the construction of data and knowledge through processes that can be seen as ‘creative’ in some way. We have two new resources on this topic: In this clip, Jennifer talks about creative interviewing: what it is; how to […]

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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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