International Data Week: Readings and Details

Next week will see data scientists from private industry, government and academe gather in Colorado to jointly discuss the ‘data revolution’ for an event known as International Data Week. Themed  “From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution,” the event brings together three data-centered umbrella organizations as hosts working across three key annual […]

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Methods in Action: Using Big Data to Help Redress the Flint Water Crisis

By Jacob Abernethy and Eric Schwartz The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights a number of serious problems: a public health outbreak, inadequate urban infrastructure, environmental injustice and political failures. But when it comes to recovery, the central challenge, and one that has received relatively little attention, is our lack of useful information and understanding. […]

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Looking after and managing your research data: An advanced training course, London, 1 – 2 November 2016

This in-depth 2-day course will help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling, managing and sharing the research data they produce. The hands-on workshop will focus on all kinds of data – quantitative and qualitative – covering: Why and how to share data Research data management planning Documenting and providing context for data […]

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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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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 1

This is the first installment of a new regular newsletter SAGE Publishing is sending out to highlight some of its activities in the area of Big Data and social research. The newsletter is viewable and scollable below; if you’d like to receive the newsletter in your inbox every month, click HERE.

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Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study, online Wednesday 12th October 2016, 15:00-16:30 (BST)

Hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), this session is for both first-time and more experienced data users. It will cover: introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) how to access the data documentation available about the BCS70 sample, including issues of non-response and attrition what’s new and upcoming. Speakers include Brian Dodgeon, […]

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Methods in Action: Teaching Using Case Studies

ong a staple of business schools, the case study has shown an affinity for teaching research methodology, too. Just ask MethodSpace’s own Janet Salmons, who in addition to being a blogger here is the dissertation chair and qualitative methodologist for Walden University, co-director of Path to Publishing – and the author of the SAGE Research […]

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It’s Quantamental: Mapping the Rise of Weird Data

By Paul X. McCarthy One of the lesser understood aspects of what you can do with massive stockpiles of data is the ability to use data that would traditionally have been overlooked or in some cases even considered rubbish. This whole new category of data is known as “exhaust” data – data generated as a […]

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Using Big Data to Solve Social Science Problems

This post by Curtis Jessop, a senior researcher at NatCen Social Research, originally appeared on the NSMNSS blog. *** On Wednesday 29th June I attended a roundtable hosted by our network partners SAGE on using big data to solve social science problems. It was a great day, with contributions from leading researchers and lots of discussion of […]

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