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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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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