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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.

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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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A Fine Crop of Data: The China-U.S. Trade War and Soybeans

In March 2018, the United States began implementing tariffs against Chinese imports of steel and aluminum in response to alleged unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft by the Chinese state. In response, China in April and June of 2018 announced tariffs on American products including a 25 percent tariff on soybeans, a key U.S. export to China. This lead Bloomberg to predict that […]

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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 […]

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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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