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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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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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‘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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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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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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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 5

In this fifth edition of our monthly big data and social research newsletter, we highlight a speech Beth Noveck — director of The Governance Lab at NYU and director the White House Open Government Initiative from 2009 to 2011– discussing the “technologies of expertise” as part of the fourth annual SAGE/Campaign for Social Science lecture. The talk was particularly […]

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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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