Category Archives: Research Methods

On SAGE Insight: Quantifying performance of a diagnostic test as the expected information for discrimination

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 A key problem in medical research is to diagnose disease or predict outcome.  With the development of … 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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