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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New Realities toolkit on working on, leading, and generally surviving mixed methods projects!

This toolkit deals with the pitfalls that can make mixed methods projects more complicated than single-method studies. It covers practical challenges such as: the importance of teamwork; the need to allow for extra time; issues around data analysis and integration; and publishing from mixed methods projects. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/mixed-method-working/

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Dedoose Version 1 Launched! – Web 2.0 research software

Dedoose is here and was designed by professional academic researchers for a wide range of research in the social sciences. Also, because collaboration and low-cost are fundamental to its design, Dedoose is ideal for team research and classroom applications in the teaching of research methods. Web 2.0 research software? Web 2.0 means Dedoose is built […]

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New toolkit on using blog analysis in qualitative research

Advice, tips and suggestions from Helene Snee on using blogs as qualitative data sources: where to find them, how to choose them, how to analyse them and points to consider before you start. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/blog-analysis/ Our other recent toolkits include: email interviewing, transcribing your data and music elicitation http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits/

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AQMeN Statistical Consultancy Service available now

AQMeN’s Consultancy Service is available free of charge to PhD students and people working in Scotland who require help with social science research that involves quantitative analysis. The Service provides advice to those seeking help with:- Study design including power and sample-size calculations Data analysis and modelling Interpretation and reporting results Advice on statistical software. […]

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