ALDS 6101

Doctoral Core Seminar

Course Instructor: 

Michael Rodgers

Sage Research Methods

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  • Sage Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers throughout a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings. This is not a topic-based database (i.e not specific to Applied Linguistics) but focuses on resources that help you learn more about the research process and methods.
  • With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as methods commonly used in the hard sciences
  • NOTE: we subscribe to the  Core and Video collections. At this time we do NOT subscribe to the Cases, Datasets, or the Practical Research and Academic Skills subset of videos. These will be marked with a lock icon. Please let me know if you feel this content would be useful to you, your feedback will help us decide whether to purchase these collections in the future.

Grad Navigate Workshops

Library Services you may Want to Know About:

Research Data Management (RDM) & Data Managment Plans (DMP)

  • Research Data Management: Start here! Staff are available to help you with your plans. Includes links to the Carleton DMP template as well as to Portage which offers the DMP Assistant, a step-by-step template to create your own plan.
  • Dataverse: A secure place to store your data and make it accessible to others

RACER/Interlibrary Loans

  • Register for an account
  • Currently, due to COVID, only requests for items that can be obtained electronically are being processed:
    • journal articles ? Yes, you'll get sent link to pdf by email
    • book chapter? Yes, you'll get sent link to pdf by email
    • conference paper? Yes 
    • entire book? No, not yet, but you could request we purchase a copy. 
    • full conference proceedings? No, request individual papers

Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Softwae (CAQDAS)

  • NVivo: We have a site license for this and offer workshops and provide support. 
    This software " ...helps you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content." Can import Survey Monkey or Qualtrics surveys directly,  other surveys can be imported in Excel or csv formats.
  • MaxQDA: recently added stats package, now for "qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods analysis". 4 different option packages + Many different student licensing options
  • QDA Miner: "easy-to-use qualitative data analysis software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents and images". Additional modules for statistical data analysis and quantitative content analysis/text mining. Has free QDA Miner Lite
  • HyperRESEARCH
  • Atlas.ti
  • Dedoose: web based. "cross-platform app for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods research with text, photos, audio, videos, spreadsheet data and more"

Scholarly Communications

  • Our Scholarly Communications librarian can answer questions related to publishing your research, establishing/managing your Research IDs, info on our Graduate Student Open Access Fund...

Multimodal Analysis Tools

  • Elan: designed for analysis of language, sign language, and gesture (free)

Survey Tools

Many of these offer both free versions and paid versions. Free versions may limit maximum number of questions, respondents, surveys. Most of the CAQDAS packages will allow you to import survey data. See this PCMag list of Best Online Survey Tools for 2020 if you want to compare.

Text/Corpus Linguistics Tools

Content last reviewed: September 17, 2020