SAGE has launched a public social network for discussing research methods online. aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines who want support and advice on any aspect of methodology. Registered users can participate in discussions about methodology issues and controversies; find out about relevant conferences and events; and discover and review new resources in methods, including free book chapters and journal articles.

'We intend that Methodspace should be the online hub for research methods, with the community driving the discussions and debates,' said Ziyad Marar, deputy managing director and publishing director of SAGE. 'Whether you are looking for resources in research methods, want to discuss a particular approach, or just connect with other researchers in a particular field, Methodspace aims to be the first place that any professor, researcher or student will turn.'

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