Livestream Monday: Globalization Expert to Deliver 2017 Regius Lecture

Helen Milner, the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will examine how globalization has developed over the past 30 years and discuss the sources of globalization and its political ramifications during the annual Regius lecture at Essex University on Monday. The lecture will be livestream below. Her talk, “The […]

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UK Data Service Releases 2017 Programme of Regular Introductory Webinars – sign up today

Take a look at the range of free online training webinars we have for 2017. The UK Data Service has released its 2017 programme of regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the Service and explain our key datasets. The webinars are repeated throughout the year […]

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Archived Webinar: Tips for Overcoming Statistics Anxiety

On November 16, bestselling author Neil J. Salkind  discuss strategies that you can implement to reduce statistics anxiety in your students. Using his more than 30 years of teaching experience, Salkind cover some of the topics that students struggle with most, including correlation, understanding hypotheses, and significance (including z-scores and t-tests). Salkind taught for 35 years […]

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The New Digital Divide: Big Data Rich and Big Data Poor

“Data is the new oil.” Clive Humby, mathematician and architect of Tesco’s Clubcard, is credited with saying this first in 2006, and it’s been repeated numerous times in the last decade. The comparison between data and oil refers to its value being extracted through refinement; or in the case of data, through analysis. Unlike oil, […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 5

In this fifth edition of our monthly big data and social research newsletter, we highlight a speech Beth Noveck — director of The Governance Lab at NYU and director the White House Open Government Initiative from 2009 to 2011– discussing the “technologies of expertise” as part of the fourth annual SAGE/Campaign for Social Science lecture. The talk was particularly […]

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Win 40 Little Green Books By Telling SAGE How Much You Like Them

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of SAGE’s Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, popularly known as the ‘little green books,’ SAGE is offering the chance to win 40 Little Green Books for your students, library, or personal research. From now until December 15, send us a picture that answers the question: What have the Little Green […]

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Catherine Dawson on Creating Activities for Teaching Research Methods

This post originally appeared an the SAGE Connection blog as part of its Connecting with the Community series and is reprinted here by permission. *** Ho research methods are taught and engaged with constantly evolves thanks to fluctuating learning environments, changing classroom numbers, improving technology and new data sources. What’s an instructor to do? For […]

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Methods in Action: Participatory Action Research

Mary M. Somerville approaches leadership in her role as university librarian using participatory design, which creates learning systems and professional practices that support information sharing and knowledge creation for informed action throughout the workplace. This in turn creates fertile conditions for workplace learning, she happily explains, for and with other campus stakeholders. She explains that […]

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