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Virtual Reality: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

This post originally appeared on the SAGE Ocean blog. Experimental psychology, props and actors In the second half of the 19th century, Wilhelm Wundt established the first ever experimental psychology lab. This marked a turning point in the subfields of social science related to human behavior, perception, memory, cognition, and learning. Many followed Wundt’s lead, […]

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AcWriMo 2018 Giveaways

November is Academic Writing Month on SAGE MethodSpace. This year, people who registered on MethodSpace and commented to AcWriMo posts were entered into four giveaways. Three winners received books that will help them move forward as academic writers. The grand prize winner will have a 30-minute consultation with a SAGE acquisitions editor to gain publication […]

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Methods Minute: Getting Comfortable with Statistics

The latest edition of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter encourages viewers to get comfortable with statistics, offering a video from the late Neil Salkind on coping with statistics anxiety, offering a students guide to Bayesian statistics — from YouTube, and Cassandra Chapman’s enormously popular “Seven Deadly Sins” article as posted on MethodSpace. To open the […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 28

Two must-read blog posts and a report on the latest SAGE Ocean speaker series event are key draws in the latest big data newsletter, viewable below. The blog posts include “The Computation/Context Trade-Off?” by Laura K. Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University, and “Learning data science from a […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 27

This month’s Big Data Newsletter from SAGE Publishing unlocks three pieces of free content, including a Spotify playlist created by Dave Beer to accompany his book, The Data Gaze. Other benefits of receiving the newsletter include a free lesson focused on intermediate skills in the Python language, and a free chapter on “Big Social Science: […]

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Survey Resources – #MonthlyMethods October Roundup

This October’s #MonthlyMethods on Twitter was all about using surveys for research. In these open #MonthlyMethods resources we answered common questions about why quality surveys and questions matter, discussed how to design a survey with purpose, learned about the challenges for recruiting online survey participation, and listened to a professional’s experience in survey research. While […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 26

Among the free resources offered in this month’s Big Data newsletter are a free issue of the journal Organizational Research Methods built around the theme, “Big Data and Modern Data Analytics;” a free chapter from the ‘little green book’ Linear Regression; and a free case study on “Developing a New Method for Psychological Investigation Using […]

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Focus Group Resources – #MonthlyMethods September Roundup

Throughout September, we talked about Focus Group Research through #MonthlyMethods on Twitter.  We discussed the definition of focus groups, shared examples of what leading a focus group while working in a research agency looks like, looked at a case study on conducting focus groups with adolescents, clarified the uses for focus groups, and identified criticisms […]

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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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You’re an Evaluator? Can You Tell Me What That Means?

Simple question: Can you explain what the academic field of evaluation is? If you’re not an evaluator, the answer is quite possibly no. And if you are an evaluator, the answer is … often no. As a glut of qualitative evidence in the academic press suggests, evaluators may struggle when explaining what it is they […]

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