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Online Resources – Research Methods

Online Resources – Research Methods

Online guide to research design and methods – including material on sources, ethics, research design, qualitative / quantitative and research presentation.

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

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.

The Importance of Open Access

The Importance of Open Access

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.

Chasing Prestige in the Academy: How the System Undermines Itself

Chasing Prestige in the Academy: How the System Undermines Itself

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.

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

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?

The Future of Academic Publishing?

The Future of Academic Publishing?

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.

A Professor’s Platform

A Professor’s Platform

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.

The Rise of East Asian Higher Education and Science

The Rise of East Asian Higher Education and Science

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.

Tweet Your Research

Tweet Your Research

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

Still Waiting for the New Electronic Order

Still Waiting for the New Electronic Order

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

Self-Funding a PhD

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.

The pursuit of research at the expense of teaching

The pursuit of research at the expense of teaching

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

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