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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 9

In this edition of SAGE Publishing’s monthly newsletter for computational social scientists, the issue takes a page from MethodSpace itself and looks at how social network analysis is changing in a big data era in a recent interview with Song Yang, lead author of the new text Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples. In addition […]

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Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books

This post complements Janet’s webinar, Texts Plus: Ancillary Materials & Companion Sites, for the Textbook and Academic Authors Association on April 24.  When we write a book for instructional purposes, completing the manuscript is only one step of the process. We also need to develop materials that instructors and students can use to teach and […]

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New Public Data Lab’s First Output: Field Guide to Fake News

A new “Public Data Lab” at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath has produced its first fruit, A Field Guide to Fake News, which harnesses digital methods “to trace the production, circulation and reception of fake news online.” The use of digital methods, the guide observes, is not just sufficient but […]

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Paradoxes of Probability and Other Statistical Strangeness

Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and how to avoid them when thinking about statistics, probability and risk. You don’t […]

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Coping with Data Visualization’s Many Options

The late data visionary Hans Rosling mesmerized the world with his work, contributing to a more informed society. Rosling used global health data to paint a stunning picture of how our world is a better place now than it was in the past, bringing hope through data. Now more than ever, data are collected from […]

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Video: Running Focus Groups

Focus groups are a form of qualitative research in which the researcher generates the data through an open, but directed, discussion with a small group of participants. In this video – which you can watch for free by clicking here —  qualitative researcher Carol McNaughton Nicholls discusses but the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a focus […]

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Avoiding The 7 Deadly Sins of Statistical Misinterpretation

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and how […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 8

The eighth edition of SAGE Publishing’s big data newsletter includes news about the upcoming launch of a new online course series in data science skills for social scientists. The first course, An Introduction to Python for Social Scientists, is slated to run for the first time in late summer 2017, with registration opening in early […]

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Feeling Connected: Surveying Academics on Their Social Media Use

The full report of Feeling Connected: Academics’ Use of Social Media can be found here At first glance, academia and social media might not appear to have an obvious connection. Social media use tends to be viewed as frivolous or as an activity undertaken for purely personal reasons, such as keeping in touch with friends […]

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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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