Getting Started: More Online Qualitative Research Design Basics

Designing and online qualitative study works best when a holistic approach is used. It is important to not only take into account overall coherence, as we would in any qualitative research design, but also to reflect on the implications of the specific tools or platforms we intend to use. This is true whether we are […]

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Free Webinar: Getting Started Online Qualitative Research Design Basics

Why conduct a qualitative inquiry, and what is the rationale for doing it online? What kinds of design and ethical issues do qualitative researchers need to consider when planning to collect data online? These are some of the questions an interactive webinar hosted by MethodSpace and featuring Janet Salmons, MethodSpace blogger and author of the […]

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Workshop at CFHSS Calgary: The Right Tool for Each Job

Some years ago, two great research traditions arose in social and behavioral science: talking to people and gathering data and numbers about people. A hybrid tradition, which goes by various names but which we’ll call ‘mixed methods,’ arose in the interstices of those qualitative and quantitative approaches. But something else arose in those traditions: partisans […]

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Methods in Action: Participatory and Community Research

Homelessness is a major problem in many global cities, and research on the issue recognizes that urban aspect. But homelessness is not just a problem for cities, as criminologist Michael Young describes in this Methods in Action interview. Young describes his experiences conducting this research, details some of the nuts and bolts of his mixed methods approach, and explains how geography mediates culture in ways that wise researchers need to understand.

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Please Excuse Our Teething Pains

With the arrival of the revamped MethodSpace, some users have been reporting various issues with accessing their accounts or having their favorite group’s activity show up. We’re actively working on addressing these issues. To make sure we don’t overlook something that’s affecting your experience, and to help us locate where problems that aren’t affecting everyone can be pinpointed, feel free to contact the community manager at this email: michael.todd@sagepub.com.

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Methods in Action: Tackling the Tweet

MethodSpace’s inaugural webinar ‘Methods in Action: Tackling the Tweet’ took place on April 13th with researchers Luke Sloan and Joshua Tucker. They explained how to conduct Twitter-based research projects while detailing some of the fascinating findings from their labs’ social media research. The archived webinar and answers to some of the questions that couldn’t be answered in the hour appear here.

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Free Chapter From Andy Field’s New Statistics Book

Will Zach find Alice, the missing love of his life, and save the world? Will he survive the bridge of death? Can he escape the zombie horde? Statistically speaking the odds don’t look good … Award-winning teacher and bestselling author Andy Field hasn’t just broken the traditional textbook mold with his new, stunningly illustrated introduction […]

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Methods in Action: Social Media Surveys

Social media opens new doors in social and behavioral science research methods, but like all research, nothing is a given, In this interview, Torgeir Aleti explains his group’s efforts to use Twitter to learn more about young Australians’ drinking habits, and the hard lessons they drew from the experience while trying to preserve the integrity, both design and ethical, of their research.

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