Alex Clark on Methods: Stories and Numbers Should Go Together

Is ‘methods’ a process or a discipline, or something else entirely? Here, Alex Clark, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods addresses that question, the tensions between quantitative and qualitative approaches, and what does the future hold for methods in a conversation with Leah Fargotstein, social science journals editor at SAGE (the parent of […]

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2016 Global Symposium on Social Sciences

Dear Sir/Madam Greeting from 2016 Global Symposium on Social Sciences   Please add the following information on your webpage for advertisement of conference. Name of conference: 2016 Global Symposium on Social Sciences   Date(s) of conference: May 24-26, 2016      Full location details: Beijing, China   Key dates (registration, abstract submission etc): Abstract Submission Deadline: February  15, […]

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Top Online Learning Resources for Teachers and Students

  Technology has become everyone’s best friend not only in building social networks but in learning new things and honing skills as well. As long as you have access to Internet, anyone can easily enroll for an online course from a bountiful of alternative learning resources. In this digital generation, mastering a new skill has […]

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Focusing on Average Treatment Impacts May Underestimate Program Impacts

This post is based on the article “Reconsidering findings of “no effects” in randomized control trials: Modeling differences in treatment impacts” by Brad Chaney. The article appears online at the American Journal of Evaluation. When impacts vary from one subgroup to another, then focusing on average treatment effects (ATEs) may underestimate the impacts, according to […]

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Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Fickle Friend, the P Value?

By Lewis Halsey This article by Lewis Halsey originally appeared at The Conversation under the title “Goodbye P value: is it time to let go of one of science’s most fundamental measures?” How should scientists interpret their data? Emerging from their labs after days, weeks, months, even years spent measuring and recording, how do researchers […]

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Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers

Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review Papers Nader Ale Ebrahim University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) – Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) H. Ebrahimian University […]

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New Report Calls for £470m Increase in UK’s Social Science and Innovation Budget

SAGE, a leading independent academic publisher (and the parent of Methodspace), and strong advocate for the social sciences, has published a major new report, written by the Campaign for Social Sciences (CfSS) highlighting the value of social sciences to the UK economy and society. The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the […]

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Open Access Papers on Qualitative Research

Hi everyone Open Access funding at my university has been really helpful recently in making our work accessible. Here are some of the papers that I have been able to publish open access around methodological issues in qualitative inquiry Dawn 🙂 ARTICLE 2014 freely available for download  Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. Doing ethnography or applying a qualitative […]

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