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Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling: An Emerging Tool in Research

Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has recently gained increasing attention in research and practice across various disciplines such as management, marketing, information systems, medicine, engineering, psychology, political and environmental sciences. PLS-SEM enables researchers to model and estimate complex cause-effects relationship models with both latent (graphically represented as circles) and observed variables (graphically represented […]

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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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A Social Science Search Engine with a Million Findings Across a Quarter Century

“Well, what does the research say?” People ask this question when they want science to inform their interests, and academics ask this question when figuring out what to study next. Thanks to metaBUS, a free new online research tool, this question can now be answered more easily. Fred Oswald, an organizational psychologist and professor at […]

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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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The ‘Edutainer’ of Data: Hans Rosling, 1948-2017

Although he had an important career as a research epidemiologist and an academic, Hans Rosling’s global fame rested on two pillars: stats and hope.  Starting with a TED talk a little over a decade ago, Rosling used his insight, command of statistics, wit and a few props like bayonets and toilet tissue tubes, to explain […]

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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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