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

Little Green Books Contest—win 40 Little Green Books!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of SAGE's Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) Series, known as Little Green Books, we’re offering the chance to win 40 Little Green Books for your students, library, or personal research. From now until … Continue reading

“Teaching Statistics to People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics” webinar recording and extra Q&A

https://youtu.be/eQWxEMvEgzQ Last month, we held the webinar Teaching Statistics to People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Tips for Overcoming Statistics Anxiety with author Neil J. Salkind. Neil shared his strategies on reducing students’ statistics anxiety and tips on teaching students  how to … Continue reading

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

On SAGE Insight: Climate Scientists Virtually Unanimous: Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True

From Bulletin of Science Technology & Society The extent of the consensus among scientists on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has the potential to influence public opinion and the attitude of political leaders and thus matters greatly to society. This paper … Continue reading

The PSA Awards 2016 highlight an extraordinary year in politics

In the year that proved “voters always have the last word”, last night the Political Studies Association (PSA) honored noteworthy academics, journalists, politicians, political campaigners and policy-makers who have made significant contributions to the conduct and study of politics.  SAGE's President … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Violent and Non-Violent Political Islam in a Global Context

From Political Studies Review The role of political Islam, or Islamism, in shaping the identities, the culture and the social outlook of today’s Muslims has taken centre stage in scholarly debates well beyond the niche field of terrorism studies. Political … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills?

From The Economic and Labour Relations Review In the labour market there are hard skills (embodied in acquired qualifications) and so-called soft skills (e.g. overcoming barriers in communications, building relationships with customers, work planning, cooperation with others, etc.). There are … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Improper Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Article title: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Reports on 100 Cases of Improper Prescribing of Controlled Substances From Journal of Drug Issues Improper prescribing of controlled substances (IPCS) contributes to opioid addictions and deaths by overdose. This article advances understanding of … Continue reading

What is scholarly research saying 5 months after Brexit?

In the wake of one of the most significant democratic decisions of the last decade, scholarly research is more important than ever in providing expert insights, in-depth observations, and nuanced perspectives. Exactly five months on, SAGE Publishing is providing free … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The future of the BBC: A closer inspection of the white paper  

Article title: Not as nice as it looks From British Journalism Review The new British Broadcasting Corporation charter is due to start on January 1, 2017. This will see the BBC through a centenary that many assumed it would never … Continue reading

Connecting with the community: Researchers on the economic benefits of marijuana tourism

Dr. Soo Kang is an Associate Professor in the Hospitality Management Program at Colorado State University (CSU). Her main research area is consumer behaviors in the hospitality and tourism areas. She has conducted research studies on residents’ quality of life … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Right to anonymity under threat

Special report From Index on Censorship Magazine In July, India’s women and child development minister, Maneke Gandhi announced a creation of a new “cyber cell” to monitor instances of women being abused by online trolls. However, although this would not … Continue reading

“Survey Tips for Librarians” webinar recording and slides

https://youtu.be/gOYo9ekozOE Earlier this month, we held the webinar Survey Tips for Librarians with survey research expert and University of British Columbia professor Lesley Andres. Sharing her top tips on creating and deploying effective surveys, Lesley explained how librarians can use surveys … Continue reading

The Obstacles to Big Data Research: Details from a SAGE Survey

This post originally appeared on MethodSpace here and was reposted with permission By Michael Todd, MethodSpace Editor The authors of a new white paper on trends in big data research in the social sciences posited that because ‘big data’ is … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Orlando, Political Rhetoric, and the Church

From Theology Today    On June 12 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire inside the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida killing 49 people. This editorial outlines how succeeding the shocking event there was a knee-jerk response based on assumptions. Politicians … Continue reading