Microsite Offers Research on Big Data Research

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In the latest of its monthly series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a suite academic articles that focus on research about big data through November 15.

Researchers often think of big data in terms of the ‘Three Vs’: volume, velocity, and variety. Across disciplines, there’s debate over what big data really is, but in this collection the description is of “extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.”

The microsite is intended as a hub for research published on big data across all a wide variety of social science, science, technology and medical subjects. The material, numbering dozens of journal articles, draws from SAGE’s extensive stable of academic journals spanning pertinent areas, such as Organizational Research Methods, Simulation, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Journal of Mixed Methods Research, as well as big data-specific journals such as Big Data & Society. There are also links to multimedia such as the archived webinar on teaching data science from SAGE authors Jeffrey Stanton and Jeffrey Saltz of Syracuse University.

One goal of this and other SAGE microsites is to examine the entire spectrum of research on area of public interest – note, not in a specific discipline – to help researchers pursue knowledge outside of their usual silos.

Some of the specific high-profile or innovative pieces in the new collection include Elizabeth Stoycheff’s “Under Surveillance” from Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, “The Ethics of Algorithm: Mapping the Debate” from Big Data & society, and  “Data Sharing and Psychology: A Survey on Barriers and Preconditions” from Advances in Practices in Psychological Science.

To visit this big data microsite, CLICK HERE.

SAGE will continue to roll out new microsites every month. Future issues to be covered include women’s right and gender equality and the patient experience.

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