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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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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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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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Future Perfect: Seven Data Types We’d Like to See

While there is more data available at our fingertips today than ever before, the future promises to bring even more information into our reach. But what kind of data will it be? And what new doors will it open? As part of our Love Your Data Week 2017 celebration, SAGE Publishing asked a few of our journal editors and textbook authors about what data […]

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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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Fifty Shades of Twitter Research (It Ain’t Black and White)

In the age of social media, Twitter provides unprecedented opportunities for social researchers to listen to millions of voices, observe millions of interactions and gain new insights in our social world. This has implications for research practices, policy decisions and everyday life. But as with all research, methods matter. Luke Sloan, co-editor of the recently […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 4

In this fourth edition of our monthly big data and social research newsletter, we highlight several of the panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities of big data research for social scientists. These events include the panel discussion SAGE hosted at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences in November and the ‘Big Data New Skills’ […]

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The Obstacles to Big Data Research: Details from a SAGE Survey

The authors of a new white paper on trends in big data research in the social sciences posited that because ‘big data’ is new, interdisciplinary and, well, big, that it would present “unique problems” to researchers. In fact, a lot of the biggest problems faced by researches will ring true in any academic endeavor –elusive […]

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