SAGE Insight

Welcome! SAGE Insight puts the spotlight on research published in our 900+ journals. All the articles we link to from this site are free to read for a limited period. Both new and from our archives, the articles on SAGE Insight provide a fresh perspective on major issues facing the public and policy makers. We cover everything from crime to medical practices, from psychology to education. If it’s a topic that you find interesting, use these articles to spread the debate: write about it on your blog, microblog, or newsletter. Link to us, or if you’re a SAGE journals author suggest your article for inclusion.


Here are the most recent posts for SAGE Insight:

On SAGE Insight Special Issue: Reconstituting Race in Youth Studies

Guest editors: Bethan Harries, Sumi Hollingworth and Malcolm James From Young There has been a separation between the study of race, racism and youth studies. Other areas of research, including education studies, cultural studies and the sociology of race and … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: A giant that may eat us: The missing social purpose of Journalism for Facebook

From British Journalism Review Facebook has created and defined an entirely new industry between media, communications and entertainment that we call “social media”, taking full advantage of the vast opportunity of unregulated business with a global audience. Facebook speaks little … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The brand personality of rocks: A critical evaluation of a brand personality scale

From Marketing Theory 2016 Economics Ig Nobel Prize Winner The concept of brand personality (BP) dates back to the 1950s but it was not until Aaker’s (1997) article that BP developed into a significant branch of academic research. Formally defining … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special issue: Reading in the Age of the Internet

Guest editors: Daniel Allington and Stephen Pihlaja From Language and Literature  Reading has changed with consumer adoption of digital technologies, and its changes are many: from the new ways in which users of such technologies can now access texts to … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight : Let’s stay home and watch TV: The benefits of shared media use for close relationships

From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Sharing a social identity is a key component of interdependence in romantic relationships.. When people lack a shared circle of friends with their partners, sharing media like TV shows, books, and movies with … Continue reading

Special Issue: Advances in the Assessment of Perfectionism

Guest editors: Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt From Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Perfectionism is a growing problem with recent research suggesting that as many as three in ten young people are characterized by maladaptive forms of perfectionism. The … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Conducting research with minimally verbal participants with autism spectrum disorder

Article + Podcast From Autism Until recently, most published research studies on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) did not include older minimally verbal individuals. The term “minimally verbal” is used in cases in which an individual has very limited use of … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Why who we are makes a difference

Special section From Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry This special edition considers the increasingly ‘technocratic’ world of mental health and social care services. How can robust clinical services be provided that cater to the different levels of difference that clients … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: New Study: Are voters influenced by campaign visits?

Article title: What The Heck Are We Doing in Ottumwa, Anyway? Presidential Candidate Visits and Their Political Consequence Special issue: Elections in America From The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Despite their extensive national press … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Reviewing the Assumptions About Men’s Mental Health - An Exploration of the Gender Binary

From American Journal of Men's Health Extensive research examines gender differences in mental health. Many researchers take for granted that men’s mental health can be explained in the same terms as women’s or can be gauged using the same measures. … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Realist Evaluation

From Evaluation Realist evaluation has gone from being the heretical product of a pair of sociologist newcomers to evaluation, over 25 years ago, to a commonly accepted and adopted methodology both for conducting individual evaluations and for synthesizing evidence. The … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Study finds that views of swing voters do not matter much to presidential candidates

From The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Despite the familiar belief that candidates must appeal to the “moderate middle” of the voting public in order to win elections, U.S. presidential candidates routinely take less-than moderate positions … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life: How older people ‘do’ media

From New Media & Society As people get older, they face an increasingly complex world largely on their own, using technology in general and media in particular to navigate the white-water of later life. In this review, authors have argued … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight:  Informing Health Policy

Article title:  Informing Health Policy Decision Makers: A Nebraska Scope of Practice Case Study From Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice The national shortage of primary care providers in the US is an ongoing challenge to health-care access and quality. It … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life: How older people ‘do’ media

From New Media & Society As people get older, they face an increasingly complex world largely on their own, using technology in general and media in particular to navigate the white-water of later life. In this review, authors have argued … Continue reading