Is big data always better data? This question kicked off a live twitter Q&A with Anabel Quan-Haase and Luke Sloan spotlighted in this latest issue of SAGE’s monthly big data newsletter. In addition to discussing the limitations of big data, the pair discuss the practicalities of research, such as the skillsets and tools required for conducting […]

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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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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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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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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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