Methods Minute: Getting Comfortable with Statistics

The latest edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter encourages viewers to get comfortable with statistics, offering a video from the late Neil Salkind on coping with statistics anxiety, offering a students guide to Bayesian statistics — from YouTube, and Cassandra Chapman’s enormously popular “Seven Deadly Sins” article as posted on MethodSpace. To open the […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 28

Two must-read blog posts and a report on the latest SAGE Ocean speaker series event are key draws in the latest big data newsletter, viewable below. The blog posts include “The Computation/Context Trade-Off?” by Laura K. Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University, and “Learning data science from a […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 26

Among the free resources offered in this month’s Big Data newsletter are a free issue of the journal Organizational Research Methods built around the theme, “Big Data and Modern Data Analytics;” a free chapter from the ‘little green book’ Linear Regression; and a free case study on “Developing a New Method for Psychological Investigation Using […]

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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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Submissions Open for Early Career Excellence in Teaching Evaluation Awards

Have you ever wanted to engage with thousands of individuals from the evaluation community? Perhaps gather for a shared experience to discuss the practice of evaluation itself? If so, look no further than the 32nd American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power. Evaluation 2018 gathers more than 3,000 evaluators, evaluation scholars, […]

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Grants Offered Computational Social Science Software Developers

A grant program that provides early stage funding for innovative software ideas that support social science researchers working with big data and new technology is now accepting applications. The first Concept Grants from SAGE Ocean – an initiative from SAGE Publishing to support computational social science — were awarded in March. The three awardees were […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter: Professional Networking

The latest edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter includes its usual wealth of interesting- and free! – content to peruse. This includes a listing of top tips for stellar student-supervisor meetings, a way to join the IIQM Member Scholar Program (a great way to network with qualitative scholars), and a free chapter on networking […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 23

This month’s edition of the big data newsletter includes links to one story in Die Welt asking if artificial intelligence can ever be free of bias and another story from The University Network wondering if we use our smartphones more than we think we do. The newsletter also includes a link to video of the […]

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