Welcome to SAGE Connection! Here are the most recent posts from SAGE and from SAGE Insight, our research news blog:

Methods in Action: Gary King on Big Data and Big Analysis

In an era of big – and bigger – data, come big opportunities, that is, as long as researchers can capture it, interpret it, and analyze it to give it meaning. Advancing these conversations on methods and the impact of … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Faking to finish: Women’s accounts of feigning sexual pleasure to end unwanted sex

From Sexualities This study explores the ways in which women account for ‘problem’ sex and the links they made between these accounts and faking orgasm. A group of female undergraduate students in Canada were interviewed around the themes of talking … Continue reading

How can librarians build digital skills? Thoughts from new media scholarship winner

At the ALA Annual Conference last month, we were delighted to meet Justin Resti, Reference Specialist and winner of The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. The annual scholarship recognizes a distinguished master’s student who’s pursuing a degree in … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Interventions Aimed at Reducing Use of Low-Value Health Services: A Systematic Review

From Medical Care Research and Review This article systematically reviews the literature on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce low-value care and the quality of those studies. As U.S. health care costs continue to outpace inflation, the need for solutions … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Charlie Hebdo

Guest editor: Isabel Hollis-Touré From French Cultural Studies  The papers in this special issue are taken from a conference on contemporary citizenship after Charlie Hebdo, which was initially cancelled due to concerns about security, and then reinstated. The perpetuation of … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Mythologizing Shakespeare – A European Perspective

From Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance The essays in this special anniversary issue celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th birthday stems for the most part from a congress of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) at the University of Montpellier from … Continue reading

Using Big Data to Solve Social Science Problems

Originally appeared on the NSMNSS blog, July 2016 By Curtis Jessop 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 … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: #ec: Findings and implications from a quantitative content analysis of tweets about emergency contraception

From DIGITAL HEALTH The purpose of this study, which analyzed tweets from March 2011, was to explore the ways in which Emergency Contraception EC is presented on Twitter and provide insight to public health practitioners and other professionals interested in … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Men over 60 who pay for sex use less protection and purchase more sex as they age

Article title: Condom use, sexual risk, and self-reported STI in a sample of older male clients of heterosexual prostitution in the United States From American Journal of Men’s Health This study surveyed American men between the ages of 60 and 84 … Continue reading

Methods in Action: Visualizing Social Media Analysis

Originally published on MethodSpace July 2016 There’s a lot of hope attached to idea that the use of big data-drivers like social media can create important social science. In a small scale test of that big idea, software developers, requirements … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: NICE special issue - guidance on Menopause

From Post Reproductive Health  In November 2015, the eagerly awaited NICE guidance on Menopause care was published. This special issue of Post Reproductive Health is dedicated to reviewing the guideline and looking at the implications it has for healthcare professionals. Publication of … Continue reading

Truth is in danger reports the 250th issue of the Index on Censorship magazine  

“In many countries around the world, journalists have lost their status as observers and now come under direct attack”, commented the editor Rachael Jolley in the latest issue of the Index on Censorship magazine marking the 250th issue. The issue … Continue reading

Free webinar: How to Turn Researchers into Research Managers

Every aspect of research is getting more complex, from the data to the budgets, from the research centers to the number of researchers involved in a project. But often the approach for managing this research is remains small, based on … Continue reading

The changing field of research methods- Part 4

Sharing insights and new research from SAGE authors, we spent last month addressing several issues surrounding data visualization and other trending topics in research methods. Kicking off our data visualization theme, we held the MethodSpace webinar, Learn the essentials of data … Continue reading

Methods in Action: Mylynn Felt on Using Data in Qualitative Research

Originally published on MethodSpace, the the convening place for the research methods community. There’s a developing “data gold rush” for social science, and to address it a popular recent paper in the journal Big Data & Society calls for researchers to … Continue reading