Let’s chat: Teach & Learn Practical Research & Career Skills

Join us for a Twitter Chat to discuss ways to use these videos in your teaching, mentoring, or coaching. On April 26, simply log into Twitter and look for #SAGEMethodsChat. No registration is needed. If you miss the chat, you can look for that hashtag and access the discussion. We will meet at 4 pm […]

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Video: Key Skills in Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal

“No matter what your research goal, all research proposals present three common elements,” says qualitative methodology professor Nathan Durdella in the video segment below. “These are the introduction, the background or literature review, and the approach or methodology.” Durdella is an associate professor at California State University Northridge where he teaches graduate-level courses in action […]

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Academic Researchers Need Support and Incentives to Share Data

Making data available for other researchers to find, use, reuse, and reproduce is fundamental to open science, and ultimately makes research more efficient and effective. Yet despite policies that encourage and require data sharing, researchers in the UK and US report lower percentages of data sharing than average.

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Spotlight: 3 Journals About Research & Technology

April is a good time to explore SAGE journals you may not have had a chance to read. Log in here to browse and download articles. (See this related post for search and navigation tips on the journal hub.) During this open-access month I will be highlighting some of my favorite SAGE journals. This post draws your attention to […]

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Social Media or Blog? New Dilemmas for Academics & Writers

News about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica comes on top of increasing unease with online privacy, hacking and tracking. What are the implications for academics and writers? (See my post on the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract for more on this topic.) Tufekci observed that when social media platforms emerged in the mid-2000s the “networked public […]

Categories: Blogs, Research, Social Issues, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Writing

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Where Should I Start – R or Python?

If you conduct social science research and you are using Stata, SAS, or SPSS, you might be looking to learn how to use some of the new tools on the block. R and Python are the two popular programming languages used by data analysts and data scientists, that provide many more features than the aforementioned […]

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Journal Spotlight: Management Learning

April is a good time to explore SAGE journals you may not have had a chance to read. Look beyond your home discipline and explore scholarship that might open your eyes to new questions or methods. During this open-access month I will be highlighting some of my favorite SAGE journals; focusing here on Management Learning. Log in here to […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 20

In this month’s big data newsletter SAGE is offering readers something free! Through SAGE Campus, the newsletter is launching a free short course on big data for social scientists. Scroll through the newsletter below to learn more about this great opportunity to try out SAGE Campus offerings and see they can help your research (and […]

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Journal Spotlight: Business & Society

April is a good time to explore SAGE journals you may not have had a chance to read. Log in here to browse and download articles. (See related post for search and navigation tips on the journal hub.) During this open-access month I will be highlighting some of my favorite SAGE journals, starting with Business & Society. […]

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