Methods

Bridging the Divide Between Academics and Movements

For academic researchers working with social movements and activist groups can present unique challenges. Finding ways to work effectively together, whilst acknowledging differences in power and objectives, is often problematic. Drawing on perspectives from different social movements and academia, Diana Mitlin, Jhono Bennett, Philipp Horn, Sophie King, Jack Makau and George Masimba Nyama present insights from the Slum/Shack Dwellers International movement on how academics can successfully co-produce useful knowledge for social movements.

2 months ago
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Methods in Action: Behavioral Tracking

In the first of monthly series we’re calling Methods in Action, Mark Griffiths reprises his SAGE Research Methods case study “The Use of Behavioural Tracking Methodologies in the Study of Online Gambling” to explain how he and his research partner harnessed the big data possibilities of online gambling to both assess behavior and see if ‘responsible gambling’ interventions really work.

4 years ago
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IndyRef game

Methods: In Polling, Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

As various canvasses and opinion polls attempt to predict the outcome of the Scottish independence plebiscite, it’s worth taking a look at how more methodologically sound inputs lead to more accurate forecasts.

6 years ago
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Publishing Qualitative Research

[Editor’s Note: We are pleased to reproduce Trish Reay’s editorial, “Publishing Qualitative Research” from the April issue of Family Business […]

6 years ago
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