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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December Focus: Collaboration

It is December, which means a new Focus Series is beginning! This month you will find original MethodSpace posts, examples, and links to open access resources about: Collaborative research. What issues arise when small or large teams work together to collect and analyze data? How do researchers collaborate with gatekeepers, or with participants? What tips […]

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Research and Academic Podcasting

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and in 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy.  Sometimes we need to do more than write in order to reach our target audiences. An increasingly popular way to get our words out is through podcasts. To learn more about how researchers and academic writers […]

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Thinking about a journal article? Tips from an editor.

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and in 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are central to many academics’ publication strategies because they are typically required for tenure and promotion. Because they are so important, writers face steep competition for getting articles published. I asked Todd Bridgman, […]

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What do journal editors want?

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are part of many writers’ academic career requirements.  What do editors want to see in new submissions? Dr. Jennifer Leigh offers some insights in thispost. She speaks from experience since she […]

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Write with Purpose, Publish for Impact

Think about the messages you want to convey with your published writings. Publications can help open new doors and build new networks— so it is important to think about which doors and networks you hope to discover. This collection, originally posted on SAGE MethodSpace and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association blog Abstract, can help you reflect on the best options and move forward.

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Archived Webinar – Evaluation Failures: Case Studies for Teaching and Learning

It’s often said that failure is the best teacher. In this free webinar, well-known evaluators Kylie Hutchinson, Benoit Gauthier, and E. Jane Davidson share their real-life evaluation blunders and ways to incorporate their lessons learned into the classroom. Professional evaluators, instructors, and evaluation students are encouraged to watch this event, which included an audience question-and-answer […]

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Data in the News: CDC Recommends Injectable Flu Shots

As another flu season crosses the U.S., the question on many parents’ minds is one as old as time: to vaccinate my child or not? Young children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to influenza and the flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported a record of 180 pediatric flu […]

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How to Construct a Stem-and-Leaf Display

“Statistical Analysis“, by Jerome Frieman, intermediate/advanced statistics text, uses real research on antisocial behaviors, such as cyber-bullying, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, to help readers across the social and behavioral sciences understand the underlying theory behind statistical methods. By presenting examples and principles of statistics within the context of these timely issues, the text shows how the results of analyses can be used to answer research questions.

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