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  1. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Online Text-Based Group Interviews: Exploring Learner Experience in a Virtual World

    Carina Girvan

    (2016)

    Online group interviews are an uncommon form of data collection. While there is increasing interest in online data collection techniques in general, the traditional small-group interview is difficult to transpose into an online ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473958821

    Methods: Group interview

    Data Types: Group Transcripts

  2. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Online Postings: Exploring Television Fandom and Identity

    Rebecca Williams

    (2016)

    This exemplar discusses how research into television fandom was conducted, with specific focus on how fans reacted to the ending of favourite television programmes (see Williams, 2015). Since the research was focused on a range of ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473958814

    Methods: Document analysis , Online survey

    Data Types: Website Posts

  3. SRM Datasets

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

    Michael Gallagher

    (2015)

    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 aspe...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506324524

    Methods: Tape-recording

    Data Types: Audio Files

  4. SRM Datasets

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

    Jamie Harding

    (2015)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942165

    Methods: Focus groups

    Data Types: Focus Group Transcripts

  5. SRM Datasets

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

    The Odum Institute

    (2015)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942882

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  6. SRM Datasets

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

    The Odum Institute

    (2015)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942622

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  7. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Semi-Structured Interviews: Understanding Family Experience of Rare Disease and Genetic Risk

    Rebecca Dimond

    (2015)

    This dataset exemplar focuses on the analysis of semi-structured interviews, taking a thematic, grounded theory approach. The extracts provided are from interviews conducted as part of a project that aimed to explore the experience ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473947467

    Methods: Semi-structured interviews

    Data Types: Interview Transcripts

  8. SRM Datasets

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

    Nick Allum

    (2015)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473937819

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  9. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Duoethnography: Embodiment, Style and Tacit Knowledge in Capoeira

    Sara Delamont & Neil Stephens

    (2015)

    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 ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412962056

    Methods: Ethnography

    Data Types: Ethnographic Fieldnotes

  10. SRM Datasets

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

    Sara Delamont

    (2015)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473938069

    Methods: Document analysis

    Data Types: Short Document

  11. Achieving Impact in Research

    Achieving Impact in Research

    Pam Denicolo

    (2014)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473913950

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

  12. Encyclopedia

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

    David Coghlan & Mary Brydon-Miller

    (2014)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446294406

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

  13. Action Research in Education

    Action Research in Education

    Mary McAteer

    (2013)

    ‘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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473913967

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

  14. Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

    Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

    Beth P. Skott & Masjo Ward

    (2013)

    Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book comprises 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. The activities were created by ins...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506335179

    Methods: Research design

  15. Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen

    (2012)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446251874

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

  16. Advances in Visual Methodology

    Advances in Visual Methodology

    Sarah Pink

    (2012)

    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 ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446250921

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

  17. Applied Thematic Analysis

    Applied Thematic Analysis

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

    (2012)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483384436

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

  18. 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

    (2011)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452226484

    Methods: Research management

  19. 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

  20. The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    Harry J. Khamis

    (2011)

    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.

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452226521

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

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