A Primer on Getting the Most out of SAGE Research Methods

This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 focus on SAGE Research Methods. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. If your university library has  SRM, use these posts to learn ways to navigatethe site and use unique community features […]

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Teaching Methods? New Glossary from NCRM

Critical and creative thinking in the research context is a MethodSpace focus this month. Importantly, we need to find ways to prepare the next generation of researchers to understand, develop, and use these skills. This means using instructional approaches that invite students to explore deeply and come up with new interpretations of course subject matter. However, […]

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You’re an Evaluator? Can You Tell Me What That Means?

Simple question: Can you explain what the academic field of evaluation is? If you’re not an evaluator, the answer is quite possibly no. And if you are an evaluator, the answer is … often no. As a glut of qualitative evidence in the academic press suggests, evaluators may struggle when explaining what it is they […]

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Teaching to Foster Critical & Creative Thinking

Critical and Creative Thinking for Researchers is a focus on MethodSpace this September. Previous posts have explored ways we use different thinking skills throughout stages of the research process and offered links to related resource materials. As instructors, mentors, or dissertation supervisors, how can we help students develop these habits of mind? These MethodSpace posts offer some ideas […]

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APS Panel: Connecting Behavioral Scientists and Tech

The beneficial symbiosis between behavioral scientists and digital technologists came a cropper earlier this year when the Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted the fraught relationship that can arise when ethical concerns are overlooked or ignored. And yet the explosion of data comping from corporate sources (35 zettabytes are expected by 2010) and the burgeoning numbers of […]

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Canadian Research Agencies Seek Input on Data Policy

While the three Canadian agencies that fund research have improved their services and support for data management in recent years, gaps in the process remain. To address these gaps, the three agencies — the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research […]

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Image Tagging in SAGE Journals – Part One

Cloud vision application programming interfaces, or APIs, are powerful web services that apply machine learning to tag objects in images, as well as identifying faces, supporting image filtering, extracting text, and providing custom image tagging. At SAGE, we recently asked the question how could cloud vision APIs be applied to support scholarly publishing? For example, can they […]

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Social Media Research, Then and Now

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods was published in 2016. Naturally, the research underpinnings for this excellent volume were generated several years prior to publication. Since then, we’ve seen scandals associated with social media and the Brexit vote, 2016 US election, hacked personal data from financial institutions, as well as policy changes including […]

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Learn about Critical & Creative Thinking in Research

During September the focus is on critical and creative thinking. Researchers use these habits of mind from the initial framing of a question to the final stages of writing and disseminating findings. The SAGE Research Methods collection includes related e-books and chapters, videos and podcasts, cases and articles. Find them in this Critical & Creative Thinking […]

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SAGE Unveils Innovation Labs for Quick-Sprint Experiments

SAGE Publishing believes that experimenting with cutting-edge technologies could lead to a range of innovative services and opportunities to build bridges to scholarly knowledge. SAGE Publishing Innovation Lab attempts to do that by harnessing new tech in short sprints, then publishing the results quickly so others can see, adopt, learn from or be inspired by the results. “We […]

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Archived Webinar: A Practical Approach to Applied Conversation Analysis

In this archived webinar — “A Practical Approach to Applied Conversation Analysis” — held on September 7, 2018, Jessica Lester and Michelle O’Reilly address the definition and uses of conversation analysis, which they define as a qualitative methodology focused on talk-in-interaction, and specifically on the sequential order of who talks. Usually, this involves analyzing everyday […]

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