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Presenter: Patrick Brindle

This online resource introduces students and researchers to the basics of how to write about research methods in the social sciences. Patrick Brindle looks at the task in practical terms and examines the different writing challenges that face PhD students writing a methodology chapter, researchers writing a methods section in a research paper or writing a methodological article, and academics writing methods books.

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This video introduces students and researchers to the basics of how to write about research methods in the social sciences. Patrick Brindle looks at the task in practical terms and examines the different writing challenges that face PhD students writing a methodology chapter, researchers writing a methods section in a research paper or writing a methodological article, and academics writing methods books.

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How to write about research methods

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These video resources were recorded on 2018-10-17 by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton.

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  • Payne, G. (Academic). (2014). Research design [Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Research Methods.
  • Henry, M. (Academic). (2015). Qualitative research and ethnography [Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Research Methods.
  • Bazeley, P. (Academic). (2015). Choosing which method to use [Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Research Methods.

 

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Bio paragraph of Patrick Brindle

Patrick Brindle got his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1998. At Cambridge he taught courses in research methods, the social sciences and history. Patrick took the radical step of moving to publishing in 2000. He has held a number of editorial roles at Pearson Education, Oxford University Press and SAGE Publications. He has worked on academic books, textbooks, journals and on online content and video. At SAGE, Patrick was Publisher for Research Methods, Publisher for the Social Sciences, and Publisher for Online Content. Over 15 years in editorial, Patrick has worked with hundreds of social science scholars and researchers on their texts and has witnessed and dealt with every kind of writing problem (and excuse) in the proverbial book. Patrick is now the founder and director of Into Content Limited, and is Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, where he teaches modules on Digital Publishing, Research Methods, and Designing Interactive Media.

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