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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Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2017, 28 June 2017, London

The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The programme contains a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of […]

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Census Research User Conference 2017, 22 June 2017, London

The Census Research User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service Census Support team in collaboration with the Census Offices, will be held on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the Royal Statistical Society in London. The conference will provide users and data creators with an opportunity to meet and discuss developments in Census research. The […]

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Answering ‘What is Computational Social Science?’

In this first video synthesizing some of the important themes covered at 2016’s second International Conference on Computational Social Science, or IC2S2, various academics and practitioners address the question of what is computational social science? The event itself, as Brian Uzzi from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University explains in the introduction, brought […]

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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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There’s a Guerrilla Movement to Protect Data

This probably isn’t how you envisioned a guerrilla movement … A snapshot from the data rescue workshop, “Protecting Climate Data in Times of Political Turmoil,” held at UCLA on Jan. 20. (Photo: Jennifer Pierre) On the United States’ Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north […]

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Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books

This post complements Janet’s webinar, Texts Plus: Ancillary Materials & Companion Sites, for the Textbook and Academic Authors Association on April 24.  When we write a book for instructional purposes, completing the manuscript is only one step of the process. We also need to develop materials that instructors and students can use to teach and […]

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The Methodology of Inequality: A Chat with Samuel Myers Jr.

What we know and what we can prove are often quite separate, as any good researcher (or lawyer) will testify. Understanding that, Samuel L. Myers, Jr., has spent his career as both an academic and an advocate bridging that particular chasm, pioneering econometric methods to first study areas like law enforcement, housing, government aid and […]

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New Public Data Lab’s First Output: Field Guide to Fake News

A new “Public Data Lab” at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath has produced its first fruit, A Field Guide to Fake News, which harnesses digital methods “to trace the production, circulation and reception of fake news online.” The use of digital methods, the guide observes, is not just sufficient but […]

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