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On SAGE Insight: Qualitative Research Ethics in the Big Data Era

From American Behavioral Scientist This article aims to promote detailed discussions of the ethical and practical concerns that arise for the practice of qualitative research in the Big Data era. The emergence of Big Data technologies inspires ethical concerns about … 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: Data modeling versus simulation modeling in the big data era: case study of a greenhouse control system

From SIMULATION The SCS Editor’s Choice Award 2018 As a means of forecasting for a diversified society, the phrase “big data” has become widespread. The word means data sets with sizes beyond the ability of common software tools to capture, … 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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How can the publishing industry respond to the rise of big data?

The rise of big data and new technology has, and continues to transform the very nature of social research. This poses challenges, and opportunities, for both the publishing industry and the research community. From the rise of ‘open and sharing’ … Continue reading

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How can big data really be put to good use in the social sciences?

Big data and its impact on society and social policy has remained at the forefront of discussions within the social sciences for several years. The increasing availability of data and the advances in tools and methods for analyzing massive data-sets … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites podcast: Gary King on Big Data Analysis

It’s said that in the last two years, more data has been created than all the data that ever was created before that time. And that in two years hence, we’ll be able to say the same thing. Gary King, … 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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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

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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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The changing field of research methods- Part 8

How will innovations in research methods affect teaching and research? That was the underlying question during a panel discussion hosted by SAGE Publishing at the 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology. “Big Data, New Skills,” saw Jerry Coulton chair a panel … Continue reading

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