Methods Minute Newsletter No. 5: Research Ethics & Integrity

The spotlight in the June issue of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter is research ethics and integrity. Some of the featured content accessible below include a video of Leanne Townsend discussing how researchers can and should use the current influx of social media data ethically, and a chapter from David Calvey’s book Covert Research: The […]

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Re-Using and Publishing Digital Qualitative Data

The first open-access ‘megajournal’ for the social sciences, SAGE Open publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles spanning the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. This month SAGE Open features a special collection of five papers that present the current state of the art in the field of re-using and publishing digital […]

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RSS Kicks Off Data Science Section Debut with June 19 Event

The Royal Statistical Society is holding an evening event to launch its newly formed Data Science Section. The Data Science Section will describe its remit and present the data science topics that it aims to address over next few years – notably around the event’s title, “The Industrialisation and Professionalisation of Data Science.”  This will […]

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Video: Struggling to Write a Literature Review?

It starts with a plaintive question: “Am I the only one struggling to write a literature review?” The answer from Zina O’Leary, senior lecturer and workplace integrated learning coordinator for the University of Sydney Business School, is instant and re-assuring. “No, you are absolutely not the only one struggling to write a lit review.” In […]

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A Cure for Cancer, More Likely with Data Sharing

When former President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative in January 2016, it set into motion a pretty lofty goal: to accomplish 10 years of cancer research in only five years while attempting to bring about the end of cancer as we know it. This is an incredible undertaking and one […]

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Archived Webinar: Presenting Data Effectively

Crystal clear graphs, slides, and reports are valuable – they save an audience’s mental energies, keep a reader engaged, and make you look smart. This webinar held on June 6, 2017, covers the science behind presenting data effectively and will leave viewers with direct, pointed changes that can be immediately administered to significantly increase impact. […]

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How Industry Can Help Advance Computational Social Science

What role should industry play as big data is increasingly used for social science research? In this second video synthesizing some of the important themes covered at 2016’s second International Conference on Computational Social Science, or IC2S2, three practitioners from businesses born of the computer era address that question. Five years ago, started Hanna Wallach, a […]

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Best practice in licensing and governance for research data, 01/08/2017, University of Essex

In this hands-on one-day course you will be introduced to best practices in licensing and governance models for research data. The day is run by data practitioners, thus the focus in on practical and efficient ways to get data assets for research through the pipeline from data creator to user. Ethical and legal issues will […]

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Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences, University of Essex, 31/07/2017

This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course […]

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Arab Spring: Ethnography in a Time of Upheaval

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In this interview with Leila Zaki Chakravarti, sociologist Mona Abaza explores how the obstacles encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in enduring political upheavals are addressed in the context of contemporary Egypt. Chakravarti is a research fellow at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies at London University. She is currently publishing a monograph based on her PhD fieldwork […]

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