MethodSpace Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Drawn from scholarship appearing in the current issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, this free webinar explores the nexus of actionable analysis and big data from public, private and research sources. Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative […]

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Tapping the Benefits of the Big Data Deluge in Our Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a sidewalk, a bench, or a road), a visual element (a panorama, a cityscape) or a mode of transport (bus, train or bike share). But over the past two decades, digital technologies such as smart phones and the internet of things […]

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Winners Selected for Little Green Books Photo Contest

A research analyst in New York and an associate professor in Ohio have won a contest in which SAGE Publishing asked individuals to picture”What have the ‘little green books’ meant to you?” The contest celebrated  the 40th anniversary of SAGE’s Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, popularly known as the ‘little green books.’ For those unacquainted […]

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IC2S2 Seeking Computational Social Science Papers, Tutorials

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines and research areas to meet and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created […]

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Modern Modeling Methods Conference Seeks Papers

The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies. The 7th annual M3 conference will be held May 22nd-25th at the University of Connecticut. Our keynote speakers for the 2017 conference include Steven Boker (UVA) and Kenneth A. Bollen […]

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Livestream Monday: Globalization Expert to Deliver 2017 Regius Lecture

Helen Milner, the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will examine how globalization has developed over the past 30 years and discuss the sources of globalization and its political ramifications during the annual Regius lecture at Essex University on Monday. The lecture will be livestream below. Her talk, “The […]

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Archived Webinar: Tips for Overcoming Statistics Anxiety

On November 16, bestselling author Neil J. Salkind  discuss strategies that you can implement to reduce statistics anxiety in your students. Using his more than 30 years of teaching experience, Salkind cover some of the topics that students struggle with most, including correlation, understanding hypotheses, and significance (including z-scores and t-tests). Salkind taught for 35 years […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 5

In this fifth edition of our monthly big data and social research newsletter, we highlight a speech Beth Noveck — director of The Governance Lab at NYU and director the White House Open Government Initiative from 2009 to 2011– discussing the “technologies of expertise” as part of the fourth annual SAGE/Campaign for Social Science lecture. The talk was particularly […]

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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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