Online guide to research design and methods – including material on sources, ethics, research design, qualitative / quantitative and research presentation.
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Calls for qualitative scholars to share their fieldwork notes is not only illegal, but also threatens the integrity and quality of the qualitative research process.
Open access is a simple idea. People should be able to access scholarship freely and easily. However, in practice there is a long way to go to meet that goal.
Instead of education being a great social leveler, prestige seeking has reinforced the competitive advantage of the rich and powerful – undermining the viability of many universities.
Everyone knows the phrase ‘publish or perish’. But, what does that mean to today’s early career academic as they try to balance their workload and plan their publications?
Academics should consider eBooks as a viable publishing medium. They don’t have the quality control mechanisms that peer-reviewed journals enjoy, yet they do have an important place in the academic’s toolbox.
In a world where research is disseminated online first and where PageRank can determine credibility – technical know-how is the skillset that will most impact on getting your work, research and ideas to the audience they suit.
With a growing proportion of new knowledge coming from Asia, the world will soon realise that the dragon has arrived to reshape the knowledge economy.
As the growth in outlets where research can be published online continues, the importance of using Twitter and other effective social media channels to promote IR research will only grow, too
There are avenues by which IR can move into open access, but have we taken advantage of possibilities for changing the way we communicate and disseminate our research and analysis?
Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. There are actually many advantages to self funding.
A university can sometimes make very questionable choices. If its raison d’être is to provide high quality education, then surely having first-rate teachers is a precondition for the execution of its function. Universities need to keep in mind that they are schools first and research institutions second. This hunger for prestige through research output puts at risk not only the careers of passionate and inspirational teachers, but also the education of students.s