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 interestimng- 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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Archived Webinar: Teaching Data Science

This webinar, “Teaching Data Science: Core Learning Outcomes and Topics for an Introductory Course,” is an overview of data science, with special focus on the tools and skills necessary to teach and do the key components of data science (such as data cleaning, visualization, and machine learning).This webinar is of value for faculty who teach, […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 22

This month’s big data newsletter opens with a description of the launch of the 2018 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and held at Duke University in mid-June.. Meanwhile, SAGE is currently working with Nesta to organise a one day event in September 2018 […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 21

This month’s big data newsletter, viewable below, includes a recounting of the new Social Data Initiative that the Social Science Research Council and Facebook have launched alongside a variety of non-profit organizations. The newsletter also includes links to a trove of free accessible content, including a journal article on isomorphism through algorithms, a book chapter […]

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Archived Webinar: A Social Science Perspective on Data Science

In this archived webinar, Claudia von Vacano and Geoff Bacon, both at the University of California, Berkeley D-Lab and both instructors for SAGE Campus’s “Introduction to Data Science for Social Scientists” course discuss why data science is important to the social sciences, and what social scientists add to this vibrant conversation in the webinar. This […]

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Archived Webinar: Text Mining for Social Scientists

Text mining refers to digital social research methods that involve the collection and analysis of unstructured textual data, generally from internet-based sources such as social media and digital archives. In the webinar presented below, Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea discuss the fundamentals of text mining for social scientists, covering topics including research design, research ethics, […]

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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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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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