Methods Term of the Week… Action Research

Action Research “A type of applied research designed to find the most effective way to bring about a desired social change or to solve a practical problem, usually in collaboration with those being researched.”     For more information on this term or thousands of others, visit SAGE Research Methods, a highly practical tool that […]

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Check out the New Enhancements on SAGE Research Methods!

This week, we completed our latest enhancement release for SAGE Research Methods.  I want to share with you some of the highlights from this new release: We have rebranded SAGE Research Methods Online, simplifying it to SAGE Research Methods.  The new logo is below:   We have added 43 new titles to SRM for 2012.  The […]

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Are We Too Limited on Group Size? What About 2 or 3 Person “Mini-Groups”?

   When I first became interested in focus groups, we were still receiving most of our advice about how to do focus groups from marketing researchers, where that advice often included groups as large as 9-12. Since then, the recommended size for social science focus groups has fallen to a range of 4 to 8. […]

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Newspapers and 7 Core Statistical Concepts

There have been a few news stories recently about misunderstanding of statistics; especially confusing correlation with cause. For example, the Guardian ran this story/tutorial (http://t.co/AwCugVIV). Hot on the heels of that useful reminder, came a story linking unemployment in the UK to immigration from outside of the EU (http://t.co/7rTcFvbH). By the time the Daily Mail […]

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Exploration of Arts-Based Education Research (ABER)

Welcome colleagues. My C&I dissertation will be focused in the integration of the arts across the curriculum. In May of this year  (2011) the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) released Reinvesting in Arts Education:Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. The talk is being talked but the walk is only walked through an […]

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: New Media and Research Methods

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS   Advancing Social and Business Research Methods with New Media Technologies   A volume edited by Natalie Sappleton, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom   Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30 2012         To be published in 2013 by IGI Global:     Introduction The 21st century has presented the […]

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Using self-interviews – New Realities toolkit available

We’ve added a new document to our series of Realities Toolkits all about using self-interviews, a research method developed by the ‘Media of Remembering’ team at University of Loughborough. The method involved participants using a small digital audio recorder to talk in their own time about their lives. The research team developed this method to give […]

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