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Developing Theory With the Grounded-Theory Approach and Thematic Analysis

Grounded theory is an approach by which theory is extended from qualitative analysis. It began nearly 5 decades ago and has since developed and diversified. This article outlines a process of thematic analysis directed by the grounded-theory approach and discusses the conditions under which this process is most suitable. ... More>


Most people aren’t resilient to life’s hardships, researchers find


Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common

A new analysis indicates that when confronted with a major life-altering event, many people can struggle considerably and for long periods of time, contrary to the idea that natural resilience is a common phenomenon. ... More>


Observation

Statistics Organization Speaks Out on P-Values

A new statement from a major statistics association suggests that researchers should be wary of statistical claims based on p-values alone. ... More>


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Research Ethics at the Graduate Level

I followed the plight of Michael LaCour, a University of California, Los Angeles, graduate student in the political science department, almost obsessively. I first heard of LaCour’s research on one […]... More>