Win 40 Little Green Books By Telling SAGE How Much You Like Them

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of SAGE’s Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, popularly known as the ‘little green books,’ SAGE is offering the chance to win 40 Little Green Books for your students, library, or personal research. From now until December 15, send us a picture that answers the question: What have the Little Green […]

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Catherine Dawson on Creating Activities for Teaching Research Methods

This post originally appeared an the SAGE Connection blog as part of its Connecting with the Community series and is reprinted here by permission. *** Ho research methods are taught and engaged with constantly evolves thanks to fluctuating learning environments, changing classroom numbers, improving technology and new data sources. What’s an instructor to do? For […]

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Methods in Action: Participatory Action Research

Mary M. Somerville approaches leadership in her role as university librarian using participatory design, which creates learning systems and professional practices that support information sharing and knowledge creation for informed action throughout the workplace. This in turn creates fertile conditions for workplace learning, she happily explains, for and with other campus stakeholders. She explains that […]

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Autoethnography Stretches Out

When and why might we use autoethnographic methods? The “auto“ prefix might lead us to believe they are useful only when we are studying our own experiences—akin to memoir or autobiography. This orientation to self would rule out using autoethnography in the kinds of studies generally approved by academic departments or funders. However, contemporary qualitative […]

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Susan Halford: The Impact of Semantic Web Innovation

Last year The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog saw sociologist, consulant and SAGE author Mark Carrigan interview a number of methods luminaries on the nature of ‘big data’ and the opportunities and challenges presented for scholarship with its growing influence in a series they called the Philosophy of Data Science Series. In this fourth interview, […]

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Webinar: Guided walk through ReShare, 13 December 2016, Online 15.00-16.00 GMT

Are you an ESRC grant holder, whose grant has ended and is required to submit your research data into the ReShare repository? Are you a researcher interested in depositing data into ReShare to make them available for reuse, or as evidence for a published paper? Are you just curious to explore how publishing in ReShare […]

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Archived Webinar: Survey Tips for Librarians

Earlier this month, SAGE Publishing held the webinar Survey Tips for Librarians with survey research expert and University of British Columbia professor Lesley Andres. In it, she shared tips on creating and deploying effective surveys, and explained how librarians can use surveys to better understand how patrons are using the library and what resources they may […]

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Natural Disasters Emphasize Need for Data Responsibility

As climate change intensifies, catastrophic, record-setting natural disasters look increasingly like the “new normal” – from Hurricane Matthew killing at least 1,300 people in September to Typhoon Lionrock, the previous month, causing flooding that left 138 dead and more than 100,000 homeless in North Korea. What steps can we take to limit the destruction caused […]

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