Category Archives: Research Methods

On SAGE Insight: The “shape” of interaction networks on Twitter

From International Journal of Market Research This paper summarizes learnings gleaned from mapping numerous brand, category, and campaign interaction networks on Twitter. It characterizes the different network “shapes,” or typologies, that emerge from discussions about brands, campaigns, and categories and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Exploring the Impact of Youth-Produced Images on Family, Community, and Policy

From International Journal of Qualitative Methods How are the images produced by children and young people used in community and policy dialogue? How might this work have an impact on families and those closest to the producers? There is increasing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Unpublished Alan Turing studies could provide an alternative to the evaluation of diagnostic tests

Article title: Quantifying performance of a diagnostic test as the expected information for discrimination: Relation to the C-statistic From Statistical Methods in Medical Research We are entering a new era of “precision medicine” where prevention and treatment is based on tests that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Data Sharing in Psychology

Article details: Data Sharing in Psychology: A Survey on Barriers and Preconditions From Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science Despite its potential to accelerate academic progress in psychological science, public data sharing remains relatively uncommon. The aim of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Using “Big Data” Versus Alternative Measures of Aggregate Data to Predict the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election

From Psychological Reports The presidential election of Donald Trump took many experts and lay individuals alike by surprise. Post-mortem analyses of the election results have attempted to shed light on the unprecedented victory by relying on a host of individual … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Value creation from big data: Looking inside the black box

From Strategic Organization The advent of big data is fundamentally changing the business landscape. Increasingly, companies are exploring how big data can be used to create and capture value. ‘Big data is about massive amounts of observational data, of different … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Doing data differently? Developing personal data tactics and strategies amongst young mobile media users

From Big Data & Society The proliferation of mobile devices and social media platforms has led to rapid growth in the generation of ‘personal data’ relating to individual users. While users consciously volunteer personal data, many forms of data are … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Digital Representations: Opportunities for Re-Using and Publishing Digital Qualitative Data

Guest Editors Louise Corti, University of Essex Libby Bishop, University of Essex Nigel Fielding, University of Essex From SAGE Open This collection of papers comprises five contributions with a social science or social historical perspective that present the current state of the … Continue reading

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How librarians can help researchers get the most out of their data

Many librarians today are tackling the new challenges of understanding, storing, curating, and analyzing research data. In the webinar “Big Data to the Big Picture: Helping Researchers Get the Most of Their Data” (recording below), Caroline Muglia, Head of Resource … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Practices of monitoring and modeling air pollution data

Article title: Developing a feeling for error: Practices of monitoring and modeling air pollution data From Big Data & Society This paper is based on ethnographic research of data practices in a public health project called Weather Health and Air … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: In honor of National Library Week, check out these free articles on data  literacy & data management plans

From Journal of Librarianship and Information Science and IFLA Journal  Data literacy for researchers and data librarians: This paper aims to paint a picture of the importance of data, to give insight into the related behavior of the research community … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Towards data justice? The ambiguity of anti-surveillance resistance in political activism

From Big Data & Society The Snowden leaks provided substantial evidence for the extensive nature of surveillance rooted in the mass collection of digitally enabled data (or Big Data) and illustrated the intricate relationship between the infrastructures of our everyday … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: Big Data to the Big Picture- Helping Researchers Get the Most of Their Data

With big data research all the rage, how are librarians being asked to engage with data? As big data research takes off across Business, Science, and the Humanities, librarians need to understand big data and the issues around its storage … Continue reading

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