Conference: Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research, University of Reading, 30 March 2017

Louise Corti of the UK Data Archive will be presenting a Parallel session: 50 years of social science data curation at the UK Data Archive: maximising opportunities for data reuse and will be a member of the panel for the concluding panel discussion at the conference Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research at the […]

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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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Archived Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, were panelists for a webinar in late February. A recording of that webinar appears below. “The New Big […]

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Machines Can Save Us from the Mistakes of the Crowd

The classic example of ‘crowd wisdom’ dates back to 1906 when Sir Francis Galton observed a contest in which attendees were asked to guess the weight of an ox at a country fair in England. In what many consider to be the first experiment on crowd wisdom, the average of the 800 guesses was within […]

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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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Licensing Forum: The National Archives, Kew, 21 March 2017

Louise Corti of the UK Data Service will be speaking at the Licensing Forum at the National Archives, Kew on 21 March 2017. For further information: The Licensing Forum: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/re-using-public-sector-information/licensing-for-re-use/licensing-forum/ UK Data Service website: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/

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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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With Big Data, the Method is Not the Message

Ever-larger parts of everyday social activity are influenced by vast, pervasive systems of digital computing technology. Such information systems produce digital information continuously, simultaneously and unequivocally from any interaction they afford with the user: be it the control of home appliances, tracking of fitness activity, or studying a course online.  Data collected from these systems […]

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