SRMO Live

SAGE Research Methods Online has been live for two months now and we’ve had a fantastic response from librarians as well as researchers and students.  Since going live on January 4, we’ve had visits from 192 countries including the Kingdom of Tonga!  We’ve had some really good feedback, too.  One researcher sent us the following […]

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Digital Social Research is now Online!

   The Digital Social Research project is an exciting step forward for e-Social Sciences. The DSR website is the primary multi-focal community portal for the project where researchers have access to a broad range of information about e-Social Science including funding calls, events, and emerging technologies.   Future developments on the site will be a […]

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Interested in Quantitative Researchers

Hello,   Some of you may have already heard of us before and been to our activitites. We offer training and events on a wide range of topics covered in the social research sector but are very interested in further subjects to do with quantitative research.   If anyone has experince of tutoring courses involved […]

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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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