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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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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, MentorSpace, Mixed, Presenting, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

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

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Podcast: Gary King on Big Data Analysis

It’s said that in the last two years, more data has been created than all the data that ever was created before that time. And that in two years hence, we’ll be able to say the same thing. Gary King, the head of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, isn’t certain those […]

Categories: Audio, Big Data, Quantitative

Tags: Data Analysis, Gary King

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Research Methods Virtual Open House: Doors are Open!

  Access resources on SAGE Research Methods. Learn to use them on Mentorspace. Visit SAGE Research Methods with this special Open House log-in from February 1 to March 18: Username: SRMbundle Password: winter2018 Institution login button You will discover an extensive collection of articles, chapters, e-books, cases, and videos. You will have open access to […]

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

Tags: Janet Salmons, Libraries, Open House, Publishing, Teaching

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Starter Tips on Sharing Data and Analysis Scripts

Researchers are increasingly encouraged to make their data openly accessible and usable for others but to early-career researchers in particular, this can seem daunting.  Katherine Wood has compiled a short open data starter guide to make the process less overwhelming and help researchers do their bit for reproducibility.

Categories: Big Data, Blogs, Quantitative, Research

Tags: Analysis Scripts, Big Data, Data Analysis, Open Data

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Understanding Different Census Geography Types

I received an excellent question on my previous blog post about the American Community Survey (ACS): Does the ACS, or Census Bureau more generally, provide statistics by urban area? The answer to that is a big fat YES. There are actually several different geography types that are specifically used to analyze urban areas and their […]

Categories: Big Data, MentorSpace, Quantitative, Tools and Resources

Tags: American Community Survey, census data, Tips, Tips With Diana

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American Community Survey: Demographic Characteristics at Your Fingertips

The U.S. Census Bureau is anyone’s go-to source when it comes to national and local U.S. statistics. It has anything and everything you can think of about the U.S. population. What U.S. county has the greatest number of people claiming Nepali ancestry? What is the average mortgage payment in my ZIP code? What is the average travel […]

Categories: Big Data, MentorSpace, Quantitative, Tools and Resources

Tags: American Community Survey, census data, Tips, Tips With Diana

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