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Understanding Inferential Statistics and Descriptive Statistics

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in this […]

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Want to Generate Impact? Get Creative.

… For researchers, this matters more than one thinks because funders are increasingly looking for a real return on their research dollars, euros and pounds. For example, the Ford Foundation, the second largest in the US, expects grantees to “achieve the greatest possible impact”; EU Horizon 2020 Proof of Concept grant applicants must outline the economic and/or societal impact expected from the project; and the UK’s REF, in assessing applications, gives a 25 percent weighting to the ‘reach and significance’ of impact. But what is impact and how can you generate it?

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Make Sure Your Book is Findable! Advice on Discoverability

Despite the warnings of digital doomsayers, academic book publishing remains dominated by print. That said, reader behavior has changed and continues to evolve. This is particularly true of how readers discover and read books and chapters. Rather than visiting a library or bookshop in person, readers of scholarly books start their searches online. For publishers, ensuring that books are prominent and visible in such searches is essential to encourage readership and drive citations.

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Percentages and Ratios: How Are They Different?

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in this […]

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About Data Visualizations: Bar Graphs

What is a bar graph? Simple but powerful, bar graphs are one of the most common charts used to compare categorical data, which are data that can be grouped into categories like race and sex. Bar graphs are also unique in design because they can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Bar graphs are helpful for […]

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Excel Tips: Identifying and Removing Duplicate Data Points

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Stephanie Evergreen on Creating Better Handouts

Stephanie Evergreen will be the guest of a Twitter chat ‘ask me anything [about data viz]’ on Wednesday, November 14th at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. PST. Submit a question using the hashtag #sageXevergreen . A handout is a short, condensed version of all the key points, URLs, and references mentioned in the slideshow. It may even […]

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Data in the News: Cost of Hurricane Damages

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Tips on Interpreting Data Visualizations

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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How to Annoy Your Survey Participants in Six Easy Steps

As a researcher, I end up asking a lot of people to participate in surveys I’m doing and studies I’m conducting. As such, I feel compelled to reciprocate whenever someone out there is asking for help in a similar vein. Thus, when a survey from one of my alma maters landed in my in box, […]

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