Category Archives: Research Methods

On SAGE Insight: Do crowdsourced big data initiatives in times of crisis enable an inclusive humanitarian response

Article title: Questioning Big Data: Crowdsourcing crisis data towards an inclusive humanitarian response From Big Data & Society In this paper authors analyse the Big Data making processes deployed by a new type of (semi-formal) humanitarian organization in disaster settings: … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Big Data Methods and the Potential for Impacting Organizational Science

Article title: Big Data Methods – Leveraging Modern Data Analytic Techniques to Build Organizational Science From Organizational Research Methods As quantitatively minded scientist-practitioners, organizational scientists are ideally situated to help drive the questions and analytics behind the big data phenomenon. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Is Bigger Always Better? Potential Biases of Big Data

Article title: Is Bigger Always Better? Potential Biases of Big Data Derived from Social Network Sites From The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science As people incorporate digital media into increasing parts of their everyday lives, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What makes Big Data, Big Data?

Article title: What makes Big Data, Big Data? Exploring the ontological characteristics of 26 datasets From Big Data & Society In the main, definitions suggest that Big Data possess a suite of key traits: volume, velocity and variety (the 3Vs), … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Data governance, data literacy and the management of data quality

From IFLA Journal Data intensive science, coupled with mandates for data management plans and open data from research funders, has led to a growing emphasis on research data management both in academia and in academic libraries. The role of the … Continue reading

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5 Free resources to help you embrace your data

Continuing our support of Love Your Data Week, we’re pleased to share with you five freely available resources from SAGE Research Methods, our methods library containing books, reference works, journal articles, case studies, data sets, and a video collection on … Continue reading

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Where is the academic book now?

At the end of January, SAGE Publishing celebrated Academic Book Week, hosting a range of content on SAGE Connection/ Insight that challenged the existing preconceptions about the role, value and modern day use of academic texts. All of this content got … Continue reading

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MethodSpace website relaunches with new big data hub

By Michael Todd, community manager of MethodSpace A year in the making, the revamped version of the MethodSpace website, complete with a new hub focused at the emerging world of computational social science, is now live. We launched MethodSpace as a … Continue reading

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What are the political ramifications of globalization? 

How has globalization developed over the past 30 years? What are its political implications? In this year’s University of Essex Government Regius lecture, “The Politics of Globalization: The World Economy and Domestic Politics,” Helen Milner, the B. C. Forbes Professor … Continue reading

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Get tips, demos, and treats at the SAGE Booth during ALA Midwinter

Join us at the SAGE Publishing Booth (#812) during the ALA Midwinter conference in Atlanta, Georgia from January 20-24. Enjoy desserts while we discuss the new platform for SAGE journals, or breakfast snacks while you get faculty outreach tips from a former … Continue reading

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Methods in Action: Participatory Action Research

This post originally appeared on MethodSpace here and was reposted with permission By Michael Todd, MethodSpace Editor 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 … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Community: Catherine Dawson on creating activities for teaching research methods

By Sally Ransom, Marketing Manager, SAGE Publishing The way that reaching methods are taught and engaged with continues to change to account for fluctuating learning environments and classroom numbers, as well as new technology.  As methods continue to evolve, our … Continue reading

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The changing field of research methods- Part 8

How will innovations in research methods affect teaching and research? That was the underlying question during a panel discussion hosted by SAGE Publishing at the 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology. “Big Data, New Skills,” saw Jerry Coulton chair a panel … Continue reading

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Methods in Action: Creative Visual Methods

Originally published on MethodSpace October 2016 A prime enemy of the best research is ‘the expectation.’ Researchers expect certain results or answers, and by Jove, they find them. Or they are familiar with the research terrain, and grow complacent in … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal about Big Data? Social Scientists Determine Cause Of Death At A Distance

While it might sound a little like an oxymoron, “social science technology” –especially in this era of big data – is both real and valuable. With it, says Gary King, the director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, “you … Continue reading

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