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7 Tips for Teaching Study Skills

Catherine Dawson, self-employed researcher and writer, author of 100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods and 100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills. Study skills are vital for student learning and, ultimately, their success at university and beyond. But how can they … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social Scientific Analysis of Nuclear Weapons

Article title: Social Scientific Analysis of Nuclear Weapons: Past Scholarly Successes, Contemporary Challenges, and Future Research Opportunities From Journal of Conflict Resolution Although the world is fortunate that there are only a handful of nuclear-armed states, this small sample imposes … Continue reading

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What is ‘post-truth’ and what can we do about it?

The Oxford Dictionary named ‘post-truth’ as its word of the year in 2016, but what is ‘post-truth’, what can we do about it, and what significance do terms like this and the ever popular emerging ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Twitter Research (It Ain’t Black and White)

In the age of social media, Twitter provides unprecedented opportunities for social researchers to listen to millions of voices, observe millions of interactions and gain new insights in our social world. This has implications for research practices, policy decisions and … Continue reading

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480 unique videos to transform research methods teaching and learning

Methodological innovations continue to reshape the way in which researchers conduct their work. SAGE Publishing aims to be at the very forefront of these changes, providing innovations in both form and content, ensuring that researchers are equipped with the skills … Continue reading

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The changing field of research methods- Part 7

As summer comes to end and we head into autumn, SAGE Publishing has been busy getting ready for the new academic year and continuing our efforts responding to changes in the research methods landscape. So what have we been up … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Bridging gaps between people, places, and ideas- Reflections from the 2016 Annual Qualitative Methods Conference

By Alysha Owen, Editorial Assistant Research Methods, SAGE Publishing Earlier this month, hundreds of students, researchers, and lecturers descended upon the Hilton in Glasgow for a week of workshops, presentations, debates, and speeches about qualitative methods and methodology at the … Continue reading

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Interpersonal conflict is the strongest predictor of community crime and misconduct

Special Issue: Reimagining Broken Windows: From Theory to Policy Guest editors: Brandon C. Welsh, Anthony A. Braga and Gerben J. N. Bruinsma From Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and … Continue reading

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Is left-handedness higher among those suffering from psychosis?

Left-Handedness Among a Community Sample of Psychiatric Outpatients Suffering From Mood and Psychotic Disorders From Sage Open Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain. This study finds that among those with … Continue reading

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How do student characteristics predict university graduation odds?

How five student characteristics accurately predict for-profit university graduation odds From SAGE Open In his January 2009 State of the Union address, President Obama announced his goal for the U.S. to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. While … Continue reading

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New Social Media, New Social Science? Blurring the Boundaries: One Year On

Last year, SAGE, the National Centre for Social Research and the Oxford Internet Institute set up a network for social media researchers with funding from the National Centre for Research Methods.  The aim of the network was to bring together … Continue reading

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Focus groups, Bourdieu and cultural taste

By Martine Jonsrud, SAGE Books Editorial Assistant A couple of weeks ago, we were honoured by the visit of Professor Rose Barbour, SAGE author of Doing Focus Groups (2008) and Introducing Qualitative Research (2007), amongst others. She joined us to talk about … Continue reading

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BERA/SAGE Award 2011

SAGE and BERA once again teamed up to award the BERA SAGE Practitioner of the Year Award for 2011. For the fifth year running the BERA/SAGE awards recognized practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice, … Continue reading

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