Category Archives: Research

How to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

Interdisciplinarity has become all the rage as scientists tackle climate change and other intractable issues. But there is still strong resistance to crossing borders. “The problems challenging us today, the ones really worth working on, are complex, require sophisticated equipment … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity: How to Catalyse Collaboration

An urgent push to bridge the divide between the biophysical and the social sciences is crucial. It is the only way to drive global sustainable development that delivers social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. Sustainability is the classic ‘wicked’ … Continue reading

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Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide

With foreword by Kenneth J. Gergen and Mary M. Gergen. Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Thesis: The Comprehensive Manual of Theory and Techniques for Masters and Doctoral Research

If this book provided a set of rules to be learned and applied, writing a thesis might seem pleasingly easy. But, because writing a thesis is seldom easy, the book instead offers a more complex mapping of the process. The … Continue reading

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Interesting Ways to Communicate Your Research

To maximise the value of your research, you need to communicate it to others. There are many ways to do so: examples include applications and bids, conference presentations, gray literature, journal papers, media (old and new), public talks, and teaching. … Continue reading

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Move over Science, Humanities’ Tech-savvy Research is making waves

From digital archives to 3D modelling, humanities research has undergone a technological revolution. When you think of research on the cutting edge of technological change or bringing in investment from business you are more likely to think of engineering than … Continue reading

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The Research Bazaar

The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is your one-stop shop for digital research tools, skills, and a community of support! In late 2013, David F. Flanders recognised a problem: with over 500 research tools and apps available to researchers across a plethora … Continue reading

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Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences

Designed for introductory research courses in the professional fields and social sciences, this text acquaints students and beginning researchers with a broad view of research methodologies and an understanding of the assumptions that inform each of these approaches. More experienced … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Social Research

With the rapid growth of collaborative, indigenous, and community-based research, one of the key challenges researchers face is finding an effective way of involving non-researchers in the research process. Do It Yourself Social Research has been a best-selling methodology guide … Continue reading

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How to Write a Thesis

Umberto Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis—from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to … Continue reading

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