Video: Don’t Drown in Spurious Correlations

While confusing correlation with causation may be one of the oldest – if not the oldest – logical fallacies in the world, that doesn’t make humankind any less likely to conflate the two. And, as Tyler Vigen explains in the following video, “There’s a lot of bad things that can happen if we mistake correlation […]

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How is Educational Research Developing?

What does it mean to be an education researcher as we approach the 2020s? Following the launch of The BERA/ SAGE Handbook of Educational Research we’ve spoken to two of the editors, Dominic Wyse and Neil Selwyn, to find out more about how the discipline is developing, as well as what new opportunities within the […]

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View SAGE’s New ‘Methods Minute’ Newsletter

Since its founding SAGE has been a global leader in methodological innovation, pioneering mixed methods, evaluation and new statistical techniques. This tradition continues as the company is there as researchers tackle new challenges, from big data to replicability and transparency. There is, to say the least, a lot going on. And so SAGE will now […]

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Andy Kirk’s View from the Summit of Data Visualization

These are heady times for data visualization, says Andy Kirk, one of the apostles of the movement. There was a burst of growth last year, a move to focus more on message than ornamentation, and appeals to do battle with the forces of ‘post-truth.’ In this interview, Kirk addresses these issues and more in an era […]

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Future Perfect: Seven Data Types We’d Like to See

While there is more data available at our fingertips today than ever before, the future promises to bring even more information into our reach. But what kind of data will it be? And what new doors will it open? As part of our Love Your Data Week 2017 celebration, SAGE Publishing asked a few of our journal editors and textbook authors about what data […]

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Five Free Resources to Help You ‘Love Your Data’

In support of Love Your Data Week (February 13-17), here are five freely available resources from SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Publishing’s methods library of books, reference works, journal articles, case studies, data sets, and a video collection on research methods, statistics, and evaluation. The below articles and videos deal with common issues such as archiving data, cleaning […]

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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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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 4

In this fourth edition of our monthly big data and social research newsletter, we highlight several of the panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities of big data research for social scientists. These events include the panel discussion SAGE hosted at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences in November and the ‘Big Data New Skills’ […]

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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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DataKindUK DataDive: A Quick Look at the Hackathon

In late September SAGE Publishing sponsored DataKindUK’s DataDive, a hackathon bringing volunteer data scientists and social non-profits and social enterprises together for a weekend of social change through data analysis. A ‘data dive’ is a focused hacking weekend that works with a selected non-profit or social enterprise to help them improve their understanding of their […]

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