Learn Data Science Methods That Will Enhance Your Research

We’re pleased to announce that we are launching new courses for the summer. Our latest data science courses are a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about computational social science methods and working with big data. You will learn about data science methods, ethics and tools and learn how to code. To celebrate the coming […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 24

This month’s Big Data Newsletter highlights the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science, held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Keynote speakers included Duncan Watts from Microsoft addressing contagion on social networks, David Lazer from Northeastern University on “The Future(s) of Computational Social Science,” and conference closer Lada Adamic from Facebook on […]

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ConTech 2018

ConTech2018  Info International, organizers of the London Info International events, have launched a new event, ConTech 2018, which will examine how and why data science, content and technology come together.  ConTech is scheduled for November 29 and 30 in London. “The intersection between content and data science is one of the most exciting, disruptive and […]

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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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Survey Asks Questions About Scholarly Journal Use

How, as a researcher, do you find and then use information in your work? This has been a question Carol Tenopir, a chancellor’s professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been asking in a series of surveys for decades. In this year’s survey, Tenopir is looking specifically at your […]

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Video: 10 Steps for Doing a Literature Review

“A literature review is not necessarily the easiest thing to do,” says Dr. Zina O’Leary, “but it is something that you can tackle if you’re systematic.” And so in this video O’Leary, a senior fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and author of several SAGE Publishing texts including The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research […]

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SAGE Ocean Speaker Series Debuts with Taxing Subject

SAGE Ocean, the new SAGE Publishing initiative to to support social science by equipping social scientists with the skills, tools and resources needed to work with big data and new technology, will be hosting a series of free events throughout 2018 to explore the intersection of social science, big data and technology. Their first event […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 18

In this edition of SAGE Publishing’s big data newsletter, a trio of free reading is on offer: a free article from the journal Big Data & Society on “Algorithms as Culture;” a free chapter from the new book Urban Analytics; and a free case study on the nexus of mixed methods and big data research. […]

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10 Commandments for Critical Thinking

Thou shalt think critically. That’s the takeaway messages in a new set of 10 commandments, this one from Tom Chatfield, author of the newly released Critical Thinking: Your Guide to Effective Argument, Successful Analysis and Independent Study. In the collection of videos below, Chatfield eschews the biblical but embraces the practical as he gives specific […]

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The Gentle Guide: Neil Salkind, 1947-2017

This obituary originally appeared on MethodSpace’s sister site, Social Science Space. Neil Salkind, a child development psychologist whose academic writing endeared him to generations of students struggling with statistics, has died at age 70. Salkind, a professor emeritus at the University of Kansas, died from melanoma at his home in Lawrence, Kansas on November 18. […]

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