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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Using Data Science to Solve Social Science Problems

  How can data science be harnessed by social sector organisations to address key problems and unriddle overarching social questions?DataKind UK, an organisation that looks at how data can be used for social change and impact, recently held it’s Autumn DataDive, sponsored by SAGE Publishing, in order to help two not-for-profit organisations (WeFarm and OneWorld) solve their data problems. […]

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How Can Librarians Help Teach Research Methods ?

This post originally appeared on the SAGE Connection blog. *** How can librarians better support faculty who teach research methods? What materials do students look for in their libraries? Sharlene Hesse-Biber, a celebrated research methods author and faculty member at Boston College, sought out the answers to these questions by working closely with her library […]

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Statistical Association Takes on Use, Abuse of P-values

Even as it insists it’s not really saying anything new, the American Statistical Association Board of Directors has laid down a marker in the debate over what constitutes “statistical significance.” After months of discussion with a blue-chip panel of experts, the association has laid down six principles about what constitutes good practice when dealing with […]

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