The CO:RE Methods Toolbox is an extension to the CO:RE Handbook of Mixed Methods and provides a multitude of materials, resources and suggestions to be explored and put into practice. The toolbox is for building sustainable research setting and conducting meaningful research. Meaningful in this context refers at least to [soundness], [goodness], [robustness] and [practicality].
The toolbox operationalises the dimension [culturally universal] – [culturally specific] as well as [descriptive] and [normative] research approaches. This is motivated by the notion that researchers should understand premises in order to conduct high-quality research and understand the limitations and possible biases.
The toolbox is set around the three main focus areas: [setting the research] is about how viewpoint and intentions affect the research setting and research questions; [types of data] is about methodological choice regarding viewpoints and intentions, yet it is also about the combining data to nurture sociological imagination, [putting research into action] is about practical examples in form of recipe collection as well as reflection [Handbook]
The toolbox opens a space for exchange on all the practical challenges you may encounter. Explore the three focus areas below and share your feedback with us. We love making the CO:RE knowledge base better every day!