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Title: International Journal of Social Research Methodology


1
International Journal of Social Research
Methodology
  • Julia Brannen
  • Rosalind Edwards
  • (founding and co-editors)
  • Achievements
  • and Future
  • Contribution

2
Editorial Structures
  • Same editors for lifetime of Journal
  • No accountability to professional association
  • Stable core of editorial board
  • Increasingly international board
  • Reduced non-academic members

3
Editorial Structures
  • Same editors for lifetime of Journal
  • No accountability to professional association
  • Stable core of editorial board
  • Increasingly international board
  • Reduced non-academic members
  • How far are achievements and future linked to
    this?

4
Why a need for a new methods journal? (mid/late
1990s)
  • Expansion of markets in social research
  • Policy/practice emphasis on what works and user
    engagement
  • Rising status of methodology
  • Growing emphasis on methods training
  • Increased governance of research practice

5
IJSRM aims to provide
  • A focus for on-going and emerging methodological
    debates across a range of approaches as these
    relate to philosophical, theoretical, ethical,
    political and practical issues.
  • An international medium for the publication of
    discussions of social research methodology and
    practices across social science disciplines and
    interests.
  • A forum for researchers based in all sectors to
    consider and evaluate research methods.

6
Directions and achievements
  • More academic RAE / more issues / Thomson ISI
  • A dissemination forum for what works and user
    engagement methods
  • Not just methods and training, but also
    methodology new techniques and enduring dilemmas
  • A space for critical debates about research
    governance

7
Aims and achievements
  • Established as an international forum article
    submissions as well as editorial board
  • Ability to debate methods issues across
    disciplines and topics, rather than within them
  • Accessible coverage of a range of data collection
    and analysis approaches, rather than one
    paradigm/technical expertise.

8
The future?
  • Specific to research methods
  • Coverage of innovation or old wine in new
    bottles?
  • Journal publishing generally
  • Online publication and accompanying layers
  • Open access
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