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

The 2015 AERA Conference in review: Reflecting back to the memories made and relationships fostered

By Nicole Elliot, Executive Marketing Manager, College, at SAGE. Toward Justice was the theme of this year’s American Education Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting, which returned to Chicago in April over a few wonderful spring days. Supporting the important work … Continue reading

Research4Life’s HINARI program MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal!

Last week was very exciting for Research4Life as their HINARI program won the Medical Library Associations MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal, and HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker, received the T.Mark Hodges International Service Award! The honor is presented annually … Continue reading

Stories of Research to Reality: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on science that informs policy

Originally published on Social Science Space May 2015 In early May, SAGE gathered seven social scientists on Capitol Hill to tell stories; stories of their disciplines’ impact on society and the economy, and stories of their own academic journey. The … Continue reading

Tweet to win tickets to laugh with Paula Poundstone at ALA Annual

Overheard in the library by chuckling librarians: “What shelf do they keep the eBooks on?” “I used to know the Dewey Decimal system, but then it changed.” “Do you have a life-sized model of the globe?” These are just a … Continue reading

What will the social sciences look like in 2065? A SAGE/ ESRC writing competition

The social sciences are often marginalized in society and by Government funding, characterised as ‘problematic disciplines’ whose impact is often misunderstood and misjudged due to their longitudinal nature. However, as David Willetts MP, former Secretary of State for Universities and … Continue reading

Changing face of language learning

Special Issue From RELC Journal  The occasion of the 50th RELC International Conference provides an opportunity to celebrate this event with a special issue of the RELC Journal. This edition of the journal includes a number of papers that examine … Continue reading

The latest Social Science Bites podcast: Steven Lukes on Émile Durkheim

Originally published on Social Science Space May 2015 If anyone can lay claim to be the father of sociology, it’s Émile Durkheim. By the time of the French academic’s death in 1917, he’d produced an extraordinary body of work on … Continue reading

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture?

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture? Challenges and alternatives From Agrarian South Chemical fertilizer is one of the main inputs in Indian agriculture. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of chemical fertilizer use … Continue reading

Stories of Research to Reality: Deborah Rupp on Fairness in the Workplace

Originally published on Social Science Space May 2015 In early May SAGE gathered seven social scientists on Capitol Hill to tell stories, stories of their discipline’s impact on society and the economy, and stories of their own academic journey. The … Continue reading

How you can help prevent a 45% cut from NSF’s social, behavioral, & economic research budget

By, Camille Gamboa, PR & Public Affairs Manager, SAGE, @CamilleGamboa Did you know that there is a bill making its way through Congress that would: Place specific, arbitrary limits on the budgets of scientific disciplines at the National Science Foundation. … Continue reading

Negative mood, learning goal orientation, psychological empowerment and creative behavior in the work context

Unleashing angst: Negative mood, learning goal orientation, psychological empowerment and creative behavior From Human Relations Emotion researchers have found that negative mood may either enhance or inhibit employee creativity. Most management research has assumed that negative feelings produce negative consequences … Continue reading

Send us a photo of yourself with your favorite banned book and win a registration to ALA

Are you a librarian who believes in wide access to literature? Are you willing to add your face to those who believe in the freedom to read? Would you also appreciate a free registration to an ALA conference? Then show … Continue reading

How can we enhance peer review? Q&A with Founder of Publons, Daniel Johnston

Earlier this week SAGE announced a pilot partnership with Publons, a company seeking to turn peer review into a measureable research output. The full SAGE press release can be read here. Established in 2013, Publons works with the reviewers, publishers, … Continue reading

Media usage and self-objectification in young women

The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media’s portrayal of women is often sexually objectifying because it focuses on women’s appearance rather than on … Continue reading

Free Webinar - Successful Qualitative Research: Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Decipher your data differently for more captivating research! In this free webinar, Dr. Kristi Jackson, President of a qualitative research and consulting company Queri, discusses how researchers can avoid making comfortable data interpretations by playing with the ideas of “closeness” … Continue reading