From: A discussion list of methods used in psychological research.
[mailto:PSYCH-METHODS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Dr Petra Boynton
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:44 PM
Subject: research resource
I've recently launched a free website for social and health
scientists/researchers/practitioners. The site includes a forum where
people can ask for advice, recommend resources, share ideas, start debates,
or generally discuss research. It has sections for conferences and courses,
where you can advertise forthcoming courses and conferences in the social
and health sciences, as well as the opportunity to blog about research and
link with other people working in your area. It includes sections on
working with participants and researcher safety/wellbeing - vital issues
that are so often overlooked in the teaching of research methods.
The aim of the site is to provide a free forum for those working in the
social sciences and health across the world. The site's already got a
number of members signed up from around the world and it's hoped it can be a
valuable resource for those who're working outside academic environments,
lone workers and professionals who're interested in research, as well as
being helpful to those teaching research methods and students.
I'm hoping you'll want to join the site and actively participate in the
You can sign up at http://www.psypress.co.uk/boynton/forum
The more we use the site the more we get from it, so please feel free to
pass the link to the forum on to anyone you think would be interested.
The site accompanies a book on research methods - 'The research companion: a
practical guide for the social and health sciences'. This book is a 'self
help' guide for researchers, full of practical advice, checklists, tables
and stories from real researchers. It covers everything from starting a
project, through to working with colleagues, staying motivated, cleaning and
managing data, researcher and participant safety and wellbeing, ethics and
research governance, and reporting findings in traditional and creative
ways. If you're teaching research methods, interested in reflecting on your
own experience, or want a practical text for your students this may be a
helpful book for you.
Inspection copies are available from Rob Keery at Taylor and Francis
Looking forward to seeing you on the research companion messageboard
sometime soon :-)
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