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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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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Video: Maximizing the Value of Data

Two looks at harnessing data, one by creating a new publication metric built around course syllabi, and the other about making software a “first-class citizen” in the research community, are the focus of the panel held at the annual conference of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing last month. This video – “Insights […]

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Does Research Methodology Require Decolonization?

Maori anthropologist Linda Tuhiwai Smith, in her seminal work Decolonising Methodologies, argues that Re-search is a dirty word. Hyphenating “research” into “re-search” is very useful because it reveals what is involved, what it really means, and goes beyond the naive view of “research” as an innocent pursuit of knowledge. It underscores the fact that “re-searching” […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter No. 7: Presenting Your Research at Conferences

This month’s Methods Minute newsletter from SAGE Publishing focuses on how to best present your research at academic conferences, and features tips drawn from across the useabale knowledge presented by SAGE, including: From SAGE Research Methods The difference between delivering a paper and a conference presentation From SAGE Books Stephanie D. Evergreen presents her top tips for […]

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