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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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You CAN Learn to Program on the Job

I’d graduated from university with a degree I loved but the prospect of finding a stimulating job, let alone a career, was slim. I wasn’t sure where my life was leading. I was stuck. This podcast on design thinking talks about two distinct challenges in everyday life. Dave Evans, who teaches Designing Your Life at […]

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Video: Don’t Drown in Spurious Correlations

While confusing correlation with causation may be one of the oldest – if not the oldest – logical fallacies in the world, that doesn’t make humankind any less likely to conflate the two. And, as Tyler Vigen explains in the following video, “There’s a lot of bad things that can happen if we mistake correlation […]

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Seeing and Hearing the Problem: Using Video in Qualitative Research

The world told is a different world to the world shown. – Günter Kress ,  2003 Within a nanosecond of the emergence of new communications technology, some intrepid researcher will try to find a way to use it as a part of their inquiries. As a case in point, the first anthropological film fragment was shot […]

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How is Educational Research Developing?

What does it mean to be an education researcher as we approach the 2020s? Following the launch of The BERA/ SAGE Handbook of Educational Research we’ve spoken to two of the editors, Dominic Wyse and Neil Selwyn, to find out more about how the discipline is developing, as well as what new opportunities within the […]

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View SAGE’s New ‘Methods Minute’ Newsletter

Since its founding SAGE has been a global leader in methodological innovation, pioneering mixed methods, evaluation and new statistical techniques. This tradition continues as the company is there as researchers tackle new challenges, from big data to replicability and transparency. There is, to say the least, a lot going on. And so SAGE will now […]

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CLSTL 2017: International Conference on Changing Landscape of Science & Technology Libraries, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India 2-4 March 2017

Louise Corti of the UK Data Service is leading the afternoon workshop: Research Data Management & Libraries, on 3 March, at the International Conference on Changing Landscape of Science & Technology Libraries, at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. This conference aims to connect library and information experts, practicing professionals and academics working in leading academic and research libraries, particularly in […]

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Excel Can Corrupt Research Data — Data Packages to the Rescue

Open Knowledge International’s Frictionless Data project aims to make sharing and using data as easy and frictionless as possible by improving how data is packaged. The project is designed to support the tools and file formats researchers use in their everyday work, including basic CSV files and popular data analysis programming languages and frameworks, like […]

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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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