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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Want More Citations? Write a Methods Book!

Citation data has become increasingly integral to the social sciences with academics working hard to promote their work and to attract attention from their peers; citations are used to measure success, to discern evidence of impactful research and to quantify academic productivity. Rightly or wrongly they let us ‘count’ the social sciences. We need the […]

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Archived Webinar: How to Turn Researchers into Research Managers

Let’s deal with the bad news about becoming a research manager first. Research management is hampered by the old-fashioned approaches taken by many universities, great researchers don’t necessarily translate into great manages, and there’s not a lot of outside resources  to help prospective managers excel. But there is hope! That was the message presented by Robert […]

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How Can Librarians Help Teach Research Methods ?

This post originally appeared on the SAGE Connection blog. *** How can librarians better support faculty who teach research methods? What materials do students look for in their libraries? Sharlene Hesse-Biber, a celebrated research methods author and faculty member at Boston College, sought out the answers to these questions by working closely with her library […]

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Research to Learn with Class Projects

This article is part of the Learning to Research, Researching to Learn series of posts focused on teaching and research in methods and curricular courses. Research activities are beneficial to students in curricular courses, whether or not students are preparing to conduct empirical studies. In today’s world, we need citizens and professionals in every field […]

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