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Archived Webinar: Social Science in the Age of Trump

Originally posted on Social Science Space on February 10, 2017 There are worrying signs, to be sure – attacks on climate science, bills to limit data collection, lapsing evidence-based policy outfits. Nonetheless, says the head of the Consortium of Social … Continue reading

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International Relations best blogs 2017 revealed

At the 2017 Duckies Awards last night, held at the International Studies Association’s (ISA) annual conference, the best blogs in International Relations were revealed! More formally known as the International Studies Association’s (ISA) Online Media Caucus Awards, the awards revealed … Continue reading

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Top 3 takeaways from “Peer Review: the nuts and bolts” attendees  

What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does peer review illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Equipping early career researchers with the answers … Continue reading

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What is ‘post-truth’ and what can we do about it?

The Oxford Dictionary named ‘post-truth’ as its word of the year in 2016, but what is ‘post-truth’, what can we do about it, and what significance do terms like this and the ever popular emerging ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ … Continue reading

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Download a Free Checklist for Smoking Out Fake News

In an era of post-truth and alternative facts, fake news at times seems to be running rings around its legitimate counterpart — “falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it,” as the maxim has it. While this apparent trend makes … Continue reading

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Whose Work Most Influenced You? A Social Science Bites Retrospective

This post originally appeared on Social Science Space February 2017  Which piece of social science research has most inspired or most influenced you? This question has been posed to every interview in the Social Science Bites podcast series, but never … Continue reading

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What do we mean when we talk about big data?

Big data is a phrase that we are hearing more and more in the digital age, but what do we really mean when we say it, and what do we mean by big and by data? In a presentation given … Continue reading

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7 types of data that experts would like to see in the future

While there is more data available at our fingertips today than ever before, the future promises to bring even more information into our reach. But what kind of data will it be, and what new doors will it open? As part of our Love Your Data Week 2017 celebration, … Continue reading

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Where are our data backups heading?

By Ian Mulvany Head of Product Innovation, SAGE Publishing @IanMulvany  Taking care of data, collecting it, curating it, adding in all the metadata, generally getting it into a state where other people might be able to work with it in the … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: The New Big Science- Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Drawn from scholarship appearing in the current issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, this free webinar explores the nexus of actionable analysis and big data from public, private and research sources. Four researchers … 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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16 Reads that will make you love your data even more

To help spread awareness of good data-keeping practices, we’re thrilled to be an official participant of Love Your Data Week (February 13-17, 2017), an annual international event created to foster conversation and build awareness for quality research data management. This week we’ll be … Continue reading

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Case In Point: A For-Profit Model for Social Entrepreneurship

Is it possible for social entrepreneurs to improve the lives of others and make a profit? For Sanergy, a startup dedicated to making hygienic sanitation accessible, affordable, and prosperous for those in developing countries, the answer seems to be yes. … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Twitter Research (It Ain’t Black and White)

In the age of social media, Twitter provides unprecedented opportunities for social researchers to listen to millions of voices, observe millions of interactions and gain new insights in our social world. This has implications for research practices, policy decisions and … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: Learn how to increase the impact of your research with Kudos

Do you want to increase downloads and citations of your articles? To help our authors make the most of Kudos, a service designed specifically to help researchers maximize the visibility of their work, we are running a series of webinars next … Continue reading

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