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Percentages and Ratios: How Are They Different?

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in this […]

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Social Media Data Often Fails in Gauging Public Opinion

We often consider social media as a tool which, among other things, gives us direct insight to the views and positions of voters. But blind spots are plentiful. Joseph Cabosky discusses multiple reasons why social media data can often fail in gauging public opinion.

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Data in the News: Inequality Between the Sexes

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in this […]

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Python Bootcamp: Coding For, and As, Social Science

In the last few years, there has been a decline in the hype which once surrounded ‘big data.’ This could easily lead one to conclude that a fad has passed, but the reality is that we have entered a stage where we are grappling with its practical implications, rather than breathlessly greeting its arrival; a […]

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About Data Visualizations: Bar Graphs

What is a bar graph? Simple but powerful, bar graphs are one of the most common charts used to compare categorical data, which are data that can be grouped into categories like race and sex. Bar graphs are also unique in design because they can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Bar graphs are helpful for […]

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About Data Visualizations: Line Graphs

What is a line graph? From news articles to math class, line graphs show up everywhere, so it’s important to understand them. A line graph is a data visualization type used to track how values change over time. They are particularly useful for tracking trends, which help us more quickly and easily determine when data […]

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Data in the News: Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Scandals involving price increases for prescription drugs have become increasingly common in the past five years. In 2015 there was widespread outrage when the drug Daraprim, a drug used to treat malaria and parasitic infections overnight, went from $13.50 a tablet to $750 a tablet. Similarly two whistleblowers exposed the practices of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, now Mallinckrodt, to […]

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See it! Videos on Visualizations

See how data visualization works! Access videos, plus books, cases, and other resources about data visualization in qualitative and quantitative research with this SAGE Research Methods Reading List.

Categories: Creative Methods, Focus Series, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

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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 […]

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