Archived Webinar: Introduction to R

The rise of big data has given social scientists access to vast datasets. To fully realize this opportunity, many social scientists are changing the way they work and adopting the R programming language to allow for further exploration and analysis. In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Maja Založnik, research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population […]

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Free Paper: Using Lean Methods to Build Effective E-Learning Solutions

The teaching and learning of social research methods, and quantitative skills in particular, is of growing importance. Several high-profile capacity-building initiatives, such as Nuffield and the ESRC’s Q-Step initiative in the UK, have launched in recent years with an aim of improving research skills of postgraduates and undergraduates. This SAGE white paper is co-authored by […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 29

This month’s big data newsletter includes several top-flight free resources for readers, including an article on “The social imaginaries of data activism” drawn from the journal Big Data & Society; a chapter from The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods that asks, “Big Data – Hype or Revolution?”; and a chapter from another of […]

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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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