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On SAGE Insight: Pokémon GO: Mobile media play, place-making, and the digital wayfarer

Special Section From Mobile Media & Communication Over the first weeks of July 2016, a strange phenomenon began to unfold. People across several countries downloaded the Pokémon GO app and entered an augmented reality (AR), wandering their neighborhoods and public spaces in … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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