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Give Methods A Chance

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Give Methods A Chance

Give Methods A Chance

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A podcast devoted to research methods in practice. Listen to top scholars introduce a multitude of approaches to answer important questions and share stories about their experiences studying the social world. Designed for students, scholars, and society.

Latest Episodes

Barbara Gurr and Maura Kelly on Feminist Research Methods

In this episode, Barbara Gurr, Associate Professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut and Maura Kelly, Associate Professor of sociology at Portland State University, join us to discuss their co-edited book Feminist Research in Practice. Barbara and Maura discuss the qualities that make a methodology feminist, examine the […]

24 MINMAR 28
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Barbara Gurr and Maura Kelly on Feminist Research Methods

Melissa Wilde on Conducting Comparative Historical Research

In this episode, we talk to Melissa J. Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa joins us to discuss her use of comparative historical methods in researching and writing her forthcoming book Birth of the Culture Wars.During our conversation, Melissa reflects on questions of generalizability, the authors responsibility for how and […]

43 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Melissa Wilde on Conducting Comparative Historical Research

Jill Weinberg on Post-It Notes as a Visual Method

Jill Weinberg is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tufts University and an affiliated scholar at the American Bar Foundation. In this episode, we discuss her research on how ordinary people define justice and injustice and how social context informs their definitions. In particular, we focus on Jill’s use of post-it notes to gather responses […]

30 MIN2017 MAR 19
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Jill Weinberg on Post-It Notes as a Visual Method

Madison Van Oort on Discourse Analysis & Studying Commercials

In this episode we welcome Madison Van Oort, Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota. Madison conducts research in the areas of fast-fashion and low-wage labor in the 21st century. The format of the conversation will be slightly different than past episodes, as Madison joins us to reflect on the strengths and limitations of the […]

34 MIN2016 APR 30
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Madison Van Oort on Discourse Analysis & Studying Commercials

R. Tyson Smith on Ethnography

In this episode we are joined by R. Tyson Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Haverford College. Tyson conducts research in the areas of health, gender, social psychology, criminal justice, and the military. He joins us to discuss the ethnographic approach he employs in his book, Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act […]

44 MIN2016 MAR 31
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R. Tyson Smith on Ethnography

Jay Borchert on Conducting Interviews in Prisons

Jay Borchert is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Population Studies Center Trainee at the University of Michigan, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at UC Berkeley School of Law. We discuss research he conducted for his dissertation titled “Mass Incarceration, […]

41 MIN2016 MAR 10
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Jay Borchert on Conducting Interviews in Prisons

C.J. Pascoe on Ethnographic Research

In this episode, C.J. Pascoe, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, joins us to discuss the ethnographic research she conducted for her award-winning book, Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. We discuss the joys of being an ethnographer, the difficulties of accessing youth culture, and how entering the […]

-1 s2016 FEB 1
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C.J. Pascoe on Ethnographic Research

Alejandro Baer on Discussion Groups

In this episode, we talk with Alejandro Baer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. In this study, Alejandro and his colleagues sought to understand the specific discourse around anti-semitic sentiments amongst different cultural groups in Spain. To study this difficult to measure […]

33 MIN2016 JAN 21
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Alejandro Baer on Discussion Groups

Christopher Wildeman on Quantitative Data Analysis

In this episode, we talk with Christopher Wildeman ,Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as relates to child maltreatment and the foster care […]

41 MIN2015 DEC 5
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Christopher Wildeman on Quantitative Data Analysis

Clifton Evers on Mobile Video Ethnography

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Clifton Evers. Clifton is a member of the Media, Culture, Heritage unit at Newcastle University. He joins us to discuss mobile video ethnography and his use of GoPro cameras to better capture and understand affects, emotion, and masculinity through the study of surfing. Clifton’s chapter on this […]

36 MIN2015 NOV 13
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Clifton Evers on Mobile Video Ethnography

Latest Episodes

Barbara Gurr and Maura Kelly on Feminist Research Methods

In this episode, Barbara Gurr, Associate Professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut and Maura Kelly, Associate Professor of sociology at Portland State University, join us to discuss their co-edited book Feminist Research in Practice. Barbara and Maura discuss the qualities that make a methodology feminist, examine the […]

24 MINMAR 28
Comments
Barbara Gurr and Maura Kelly on Feminist Research Methods

Melissa Wilde on Conducting Comparative Historical Research

In this episode, we talk to Melissa J. Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa joins us to discuss her use of comparative historical methods in researching and writing her forthcoming book Birth of the Culture Wars.During our conversation, Melissa reflects on questions of generalizability, the authors responsibility for how and […]

43 MIN2018 MAY 11
Comments
Melissa Wilde on Conducting Comparative Historical Research

Jill Weinberg on Post-It Notes as a Visual Method

Jill Weinberg is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tufts University and an affiliated scholar at the American Bar Foundation. In this episode, we discuss her research on how ordinary people define justice and injustice and how social context informs their definitions. In particular, we focus on Jill’s use of post-it notes to gather responses […]

30 MIN2017 MAR 19
Comments
Jill Weinberg on Post-It Notes as a Visual Method

Madison Van Oort on Discourse Analysis & Studying Commercials

In this episode we welcome Madison Van Oort, Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota. Madison conducts research in the areas of fast-fashion and low-wage labor in the 21st century. The format of the conversation will be slightly different than past episodes, as Madison joins us to reflect on the strengths and limitations of the […]

34 MIN2016 APR 30
Comments
Madison Van Oort on Discourse Analysis & Studying Commercials

R. Tyson Smith on Ethnography

In this episode we are joined by R. Tyson Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Haverford College. Tyson conducts research in the areas of health, gender, social psychology, criminal justice, and the military. He joins us to discuss the ethnographic approach he employs in his book, Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act […]

44 MIN2016 MAR 31
Comments
R. Tyson Smith on Ethnography

Jay Borchert on Conducting Interviews in Prisons

Jay Borchert is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Population Studies Center Trainee at the University of Michigan, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at UC Berkeley School of Law. We discuss research he conducted for his dissertation titled “Mass Incarceration, […]

41 MIN2016 MAR 10
Comments
Jay Borchert on Conducting Interviews in Prisons

C.J. Pascoe on Ethnographic Research

In this episode, C.J. Pascoe, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, joins us to discuss the ethnographic research she conducted for her award-winning book, Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. We discuss the joys of being an ethnographer, the difficulties of accessing youth culture, and how entering the […]

-1 s2016 FEB 1
Comments
C.J. Pascoe on Ethnographic Research

Alejandro Baer on Discussion Groups

In this episode, we talk with Alejandro Baer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. In this study, Alejandro and his colleagues sought to understand the specific discourse around anti-semitic sentiments amongst different cultural groups in Spain. To study this difficult to measure […]

33 MIN2016 JAN 21
Comments
Alejandro Baer on Discussion Groups

Christopher Wildeman on Quantitative Data Analysis

In this episode, we talk with Christopher Wildeman ,Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as relates to child maltreatment and the foster care […]

41 MIN2015 DEC 5
Comments
Christopher Wildeman on Quantitative Data Analysis

Clifton Evers on Mobile Video Ethnography

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Clifton Evers. Clifton is a member of the Media, Culture, Heritage unit at Newcastle University. He joins us to discuss mobile video ethnography and his use of GoPro cameras to better capture and understand affects, emotion, and masculinity through the study of surfing. Clifton’s chapter on this […]

36 MIN2015 NOV 13
Comments
Clifton Evers on Mobile Video Ethnography
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