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SAGE Advice – For Free (For a Limited Time)

Focusing on skills and collaborations, the SAGE Ocean initiative has just launched a service focused on helping social scientists gain new skills while also working with computational researchers they haven’t collaborated with previously. SAGE Advice connects you, the researcher, with a data science expert with the right technical expertise. Via a 30- or 60-minute online video […]

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Tags: Data Visualization, R, SAGE Advice, Social Network Analysis

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Canadian Research Agencies Seek Input on Data Policy

While the three Canadian agencies that fund research have improved their services and support for data management in recent years, gaps in the process remain. To address these gaps, the three agencies — the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research […]

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Competition for Finding Data Sets in Social Science Literature

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The data that is generated during research is important, but sadly it is often hard to unearth, and there are many challenges around getting the appropriate credit to go to the researchers who make data available. Another key issue with research data is that it is often expensive to produce, and without good visibility on […]

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Tags: Competition, Data Discovery, Datasets

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Big Data Research: What’s Holding Us Back?

We social scientists are at the threshold of a period of dramatic change — change that comes with both opportunity and challenge. Mark Kenney Everyday a massive amount of information is being created and collected through new digital technologies. These vast social, transactional and administrative data sets present researchers with the opportunity for potentially ground-breaking […]

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Archived Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, were panelists for a webinar in late February. A recording of that webinar appears below. “The New Big […]

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Tags: AAPSS, Administrative Data, Social Observatory Coordinating Network

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Big Cloud Providers Join NSF’s Big Data Program

The major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, are now participating in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s flagship research program on big data, Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA). Amazon, Google and Microsoft will provide cloud credits/resources to qualifying […]

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Tags: Cloud, NSF

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Cape Town Summer School. Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences

We are delighted to announce our first intensive summer school in the area of big data in the social sciences. In the first week of February 2017 staff from the UK Data Service will be visiting their data centre partners, DataFirst, at the University of Cape Town to run a 5-day intensive course which we […]

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Webinar: Big Data and Social Research Ethics, Online 15.00-16.00, 27 October 2016

Big data is everywhere – or at least it seems to be. It may seem that all social research is now devoted to big data in various forms: social media, administrative data, transaction records, geo-spatial data, and more. This dominance might be slightly exaggerated, but there is no doubt that big data raises big questions […]

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