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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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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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What the Internet Movie Database Can Teach the Academic Web

Academia can always learn a lot from the rest of the world when it comes to working with the web. The project 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communications is a superb case study, highlighting the rapid growth in academic and associated web platforms. As a result there is an increasing problem for academics when they come […]

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Catherine Dawson on Creating Activities for Teaching Research Methods

This post originally appeared an the SAGE Connection blog as part of its Connecting with the Community series and is reprinted here by permission. *** Ho research methods are taught and engaged with constantly evolves thanks to fluctuating learning environments, changing classroom numbers, improving technology and new data sources. What’s an instructor to do? For […]

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Archived Webinar: Survey Tips for Librarians

Earlier this month, SAGE Publishing held the webinar Survey Tips for Librarians with survey research expert and University of British Columbia professor Lesley Andres. In it, she shared tips on creating and deploying effective surveys, and explained how librarians can use surveys to better understand how patrons are using the library and what resources they may […]

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International Data Week: Readings and Details

Next week will see data scientists from private industry, government and academe gather in Colorado to jointly discuss the ‘data revolution’ for an event known as International Data Week. Themed  “From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution,” the event brings together three data-centered umbrella organizations as hosts working across three key annual […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 1

This is the first installment of a new regular newsletter SAGE Publishing is sending out to highlight some of its activities in the area of Big Data and social research. The newsletter is viewable and scollable below; if you’d like to receive the newsletter in your inbox every month, click HERE.

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