Earlier on this year we told you about our partnership with the Cardiff School of Social Sciences (SOCSI) to support the University in both its use of, and teaching of, research methods across the social sciences. As part of this partnership SAGE has sponsored the SAGE PHD abstract competition and the attendance of one postgraduate student at a domestic conference.
Most recently, SAGE has sponsored two Undergraduate Methods Awards within the school which were presented at the Cardiff University graduation ceremony. These were awarded to Kelly Knott for her dissertation on the wellbeing for care experienced young parents and their children, and Nicola Etter for her project on the experiences of internationally mobile children and their sense of placement. The research awards acknowledged the practical and exceptional use of research methods within undergraduate dissertation projects.
Speaking of the partnership and the awards, Kiren Shoman, Executive Director, Books Editorial, SAGE commented;
“We care passionately about the needs of our scholarly and educational communities and believe strongly in the intrinsic value of education. It is important to remain close to the issues that are affecting both researchers and academics to ensure that we continue to support their changing needs, whether this is through access to high quality research methods research, or through providing access to the industry debates that surround the development of the field. This partnership has been a great opportunity to not only support both professors and students in their use of, and interest in research methods, but has also been a chance to acknowledge the practical value of research methods by highlighting the seminal work done by students, such as Kelly and Nicola, within this field. We extend our congratulations to them both and wish them all the best for their future success.”
SAGE was founded on a commitment to supporting education and engaged scholarship, and a large part of our history has been the development and support of research methods as a distinct academic field. Cardiff University’s innovative delivery of quality research methods amongst its undergraduate community, and its commitment to teaching research methods within social sciences is a key goal that SAGE strongly identifies with, and one that we have been delighted to support through this partnership.
Keep your eyes on SAGE Connection to learn more about out partnerships with other Universities and our support for the development and practical use of research methods.