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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 10

What is computational social science? This question underpins the first of four videos synthesizing themes covered at last year’s International Conference on Computational Social Science. Among the academics and practitioners venturing answers, Princeton’s Matthew Salganik stresses that the explosion of data and the ability to harness it represent a “fundamental transition that’s occurring whether social […]

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Video: Mixed Methods – Exploring the Role of Emotions in Urban Behavior

Panos Mavros is interested in the intersection of human beings and urban spaces. A PhD researcher at University College, London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, he originally studied architecture, which is another way of exploring of the nexus of people and the built environment. But as he continued his studies, what part of the nexus […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter No. 2: Writing Successful Grant Applications

In this second edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, we look at the skill set needed to successfully convince others to fund your passions. This includes access to chapter of the book Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship for Funding by Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia Scheinberg, a journal article specifically on grant writing for qualitative research, […]

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Tips with Diana: Data and Statistics 101

The fundamental difference between data and statistics (because who knew!) The basics Before I started working on SAGE Stats, the idea of working with a large data set was quite intimidating. Shout out to the USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas! In the two years since, working regularly with our platform has really opened my eyes to how empowering […]

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‘Methods Minute’ Newsletter No. 3: Promoting Your Research Through Social Media

In this third edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, the focus is on ways to promote your research via digital means, and includes videos of Amy Mollett from the London School of Economics and Sierra Williams, communications manager for Open Knowledge International and co-author of Communicating Your Research With Social Media, giving valuable tips. […]

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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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Why Is It Important to Merge Academic Practice and Social Media?

Researchers are already using social media, acknowledges Sierra Williams, communications manager for Open Knowledge International, in the video below. Despite this, there’s often only a grudging acceptance of social media’s role, and sometimes even outright rejection. “The biggest issue,” says the former editor of The Impact Blog at the London School of Economics and Social […]

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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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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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