Search Results for Category: Big Data and Category: Methods Type

Data Visualization Across Research Paradigms

A MethodSpace focus for May is about ways to use visuals to represent key ideas, themes in the data, and results of the study, in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation. Find all posts in this unfolding series. Let’s start thinking about visualization. The term “data visualization” is commonly used to describe the […]

Categories: Big Data, Creative Methods, Evaluation, Focus Series, Multimodal, Qualitative, Quantitative, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

Tags: Data Visualization, Visualize

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We Looked at 4 Million Pitches to See How Many Mistakes Umpires Make

Baseball is back, and fans can anticipate another season of amazing catches, overpowering pitching, tape-measure home runs – and, yes, controversial calls that lead to blow-ups between umpires and players. Home plate umpires are at the heart of baseball; every single pitch can require a judgment call. Yet ask any fan or player, and they’ll […]

Categories: Big Data, Qualitative, Quantitative

Tags: Baseball, Methods in Action

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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 […]

Categories: Big Data, Quantitative

Tags: Big Data Newsletter, Newsletter

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Computation and Context Are Not a Zero-Sum Game

I recently got jazzed about two findings coming out of the world of computational social science, primarily because they hit so close to my home (hello, junior faculty feeling the pressure to produce): Dashun Wang looked at the career trajectories of 30,000 artists across multiple types of field: art, film, and science. He found that […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial, Mixed

Tags: CHC, Computational Grounded Theory, Context

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Why Teach Ethnography to Managers (in Big Data Era)?

In management circles and beyond, companies are rushing to integrate, adapt and exploit big data in their organisations. Moreover, they are willing to recruit nearly anyone with a mention of “big data” or “artificial intelligence” in their resumes. There are nonstop consultant talks and crowded workshops on big data, and academic journals are rushing out […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial, Qualitative

Tags: Ethnography, Management

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Highlights & Papers: International Conference on Social Media and Society

In this series of posts we are sharing resources and ideas presented at summer festivals. Can’t fly around the world to attend? No worries–  MethodSpace readers can learn from the presentations and related resources made available online. Today we will pay a virtual visit to the 2018 International Conference on Social Media and Society was held in […]

Categories: Big Data, Methods Type, Mixed, Open Access, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

Tags: e-festivals, Sharing Research, Social Media

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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 […]

Categories: Big Data, Quantitative, SAGE Posts, Tools and Resources

Tags: Python, R

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Data Visualization & Presentation With Microsoft Office: Read on SRM

This series of posts corresponds to the 2018 SAGE Research Methods Open House. If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods with a free trial. Visual communications are more important than ever. We need to draw readers into our articles, […]

Categories: Big Data, Creative Methods, MentorSpace, Mixed, Presenting, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

Tags: Data Sharing, Data Visualization, Janet Salmons, Open House, Publishing, Visualize

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Nick Seaver on Dissecting the Algorithmic Organism

When discussing the nexus of computer science and social science, the transaction is usually in one direction – what can computer scientists do for social scientists. But a recent paper from Tufts University anthropologist Nick Seaver reverses that flow, using the tool of ethnography to interrogate the tools of engineering. His “Algorithms as culture: Some tactics […]

Categories: Big Data, Qualitative

Tags: Algorithms, Anthropology, Big Data & Society, Ethnography, Nick Seaver

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