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  1. SRM Datasets

    Audio Methods: Analysing Field Recordings of Electronic Voices in Athens and Glasgow

    Michael Gallagher


    Field recordings are audio recordings of the varied sounds of the world, produced outside of acoustically controlled spaces. As a research method, field recording offers intriguing possibilities for researchers interested in the sonic aspects of spaces and places. This exemplar explor...


    Methods: Tape-recording

    Data Types: Audio Files

  2. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Focus Group Data: Higher Education Lecturers and Their Thoughts on Seminars

    Jamie Harding


    This example will demonstrate what techniques can be applied, and what skills are needed, in the analysis of focus group transcripts. This example will concentrate on the analysis of a single focus group. The focus group d...


    Methods: Focus groups

    Data Types: Focus Group Transcripts

  3. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (2012): Home Value, Home Size, and Central Heating in Russia

    The Odum Institute


    This dataset example introduces readers to Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single continuous variable for two or more subsets of the data based on values of a categorical variable to evaluate whether the means for each subset a...


    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  4. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (1998): General Knowledge Performance in Kindergarten in the U.S.

    The Odum Institute


    This dataset example introduces readers to Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single continuous variable for two or more subsets of the data based on values of a categorical variable. The purpose is to evaluate whether the means f...


    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  5. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Duoethnography: Embodiment, Style and Tacit Knowledge in Capoeira

    Sara Delamont & Neil Stephens


    Ethnographers are committed to the study of the everyday life of people and groups. Classically, ethnography has been conducted by a single researcher, sometimes called ‘The Lone Ranger Ethnographer’, in a single setting (see Paul ...


    Methods: Ethnography

    Data Types: Ethnographic Fieldnotes

  6. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Eurobarometer (63.1, Jan-Feb 2005): Country Differences in Attitudes to Science

    Nick Allum


    This dataset example introduces ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single variable for more than two subsets of the data to evaluate whether the means for each subset are statistically significantly different from each other or no...


    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  7. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Atrocity Stories: Children's School Transfer to Big School

    Sara Delamont


    This exemplar focuses on how to analyse a particular sub-genre of contemporary folklore, often called urban legends (Brunvand, 2005, Bennett and Smith, 2007), from one structuralist perspective common in folklore studies and cultural anthropology. As Brunvand (2005: xxviii) defines th...


    Methods: Document analysis

    Data Types: Short Document

  8. Achieving Impact in Research

    Achieving Impact in Research

    Pam Denicolo


    This unique addition to the Success in Research series addresses the importance of understanding and achieving impact for the purposes of gaining research funding and reporting achieved impact for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The book includes contributions fr...


    Methods: Reflection , Evaluation , Research design , Public policy , Research proposals , Concepts & philosophies , Dissemination

  9. Encyclopedia

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

    David Coghlan & Mary Brydon-Miller


    Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative le...


    Methods: Participatory action research , Methodology , Theory , Action research

  10. Action Research in Education

    Action Research in Education

    Mary McAteer


    ‘This structured and accessible book, with excellent case studies, will give confidence to anyone embarking on an action research project’ -Professor Ken Jones, Dean of Humanities, Swansea Metropolitan University ‘Masterly in it...


    Methods: Reflection , Practitioner research , Methodology , Writing , Research design , Knowledge , Writing up , Praxis , Action research , Dissemination

  11. Advances in Visual Methodology

    Advances in Visual Methodology

    Sarah Pink


    Sarah Pink draws together in a single volume a set of key writings on advances and explorations that sit at the innovative edge of theory and practice in contemporary visual research. Advances in Visual Methodology presents a critical engagement with interdisciplinary practice in the ...


    Methods: Visual research , Ethnography , Visual ethnography , Ethnographic photography or filmmaking

  12. Applied Thematic Analysis

    Applied Thematic Analysis

    Greg Guest, Kathleen M. MacQueen & Emily E. Namey


    After collecting qualitative data from in-depth interviews, focus groups, or field observations, students and researchers often struggle to make sense of it. This step-by-step guide draws on the authors' many years of experience carrying out qualitative research and conducting trainin...


    Methods: Thematic analysis , Research design , Qualitative research , Qualitative data analysis

  13. Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen


    This book introduces the latest methods for assessing the quality and validity of survey data by providing new ways of interpreting variation and measuring error. By practically and accessibly demonstrating these techniques, especially those derived from Multiple Correspondence Analys...


    Methods: Integrity , Scaling , Screening , Comparison , Quantitative data collection , Quality criteria , Survey

  14. Journal Article

    "Ambient Affiliation: A Linguistic Perspective on Twitter"

    New Media & Society (2011)

    This article explores how language is used to build community with the microblogging service, Twitter ( ). Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL), a theory of language use in its social context, is employed to analyse the structure and meaning of tweets (posts to Twi...

    Methods: Social networks , Meaning , Text , Language , Internet research

  15. The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    Harry J. Khamis


    Will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software.


    Methods: Visualization , Contingency tables , Data visualisation , Log-linear analysis , Association models , Quantitative data analysis , Graph theory , Modelling , Association , Crosstabulation , Statistical modelling

  16. The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

    The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

    Arnold R. Shore & John M. Carfora


    This resource provides a step-by-step approach to turning a research idea into a proposal worthy of funding, demystifying the process as a result. The authors present a proven approach to the development of research ideas alongside a systematic treatment of proposals section-by-sectio...


    Methods: Research management

  17. Journal Article

    "Autoethnography in Vocational Psychology: Wearing Your Class on Your Sleeve"

    Journal of Career Development (2010)

    This article addresses reflective practice in research and practice and takes the issue of consciousness of social class in vocational psychology as a working example. It is argued that the discipline's appreciation of social class can be advanced through application...

    Methods: Autoethnography , Class , Reflexivity

  18. Assessing Inequality

    Assessing Inequality

    Lingxin Hao & Daniel Q. Naiman


    This text reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rational...


    Methods: Inequality , Descriptive statistics , Distribution , Interpretation , Statistical significance , Analysis , Power , Survey , Empirical data

  19. Association Models

    Association Models

    Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong


    Although association models have been widely utilized by social stratification researchers, especially in the study of social mobility and assortative mating such techniques have yet to be widely disseminated to other social science disciplines. This is partly because most of the impo...


    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Association models , Quantitative research , Statistical significance , Statistical modelling

  20. Analyzing Narrative Reality

    Analyzing Narrative Reality

    Jaber F. Gubrium & James A. Holstein


    Provides researchers, consultants, managers, and organizational development specialists validated and reliable ways to measure how employees view their work and their organization. Whether preparing questionnaires or interviews for an employee survey, organizational assessment, disser...


    Methods: Textual analysis , Field studies , Fieldwork , Ethnography , Narrative analysis , Narrative research

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