Tag Archives: social science

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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Whose Work Most Influenced You? A Social Science Bites Retrospective, Part 2

The Communist Manifesto. Novelist Don DeLillo’s account of a big moment in baseball. Works by Wittgenstein and Foucault. And a famous –and shocking – behavioral experiment.  These are a few of the supremely inspiring works which have influenced some of … Continue reading

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Supporting PhD students in the social sciences: An interview with the South East Network for Social Sciences

An interview with Professor Shamit Saggar, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Essex, by Mollie Broad, PR Executive SAGE Publishing  Late last year SAGE Publishing announced that it was to collaborate with the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) … Continue reading

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What does the future hold for the UK’s oldest Sociology journal?

Earlier this year Britain’s oldest sociology journal, The Sociological Review, joined SAGE Publishing’s comprehensive social science portfolio. As one of the world’s foremost journals of sociological inquiry publishing for over 100 years, The Sociological Review is renowned for its high-quality … 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:  Special issue: Unfolding emergence and re-animating the causal flow

Guest editors: David Jaclin and Philippe Theophanidis From Social Science Information           This issue brings together various scholars, with various perspectives to experiment with the very possibility of emergence(s) in research itself. Authors were invited to make sense of the concept … Continue reading

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How can data science be used to solve social science problems?

How can data science be harnessed by social sector organisations to address key problems and unriddle overarching social questions? DataKind UK, an organisation that looks at how data can be used for social change and impact, recently held it’s Autumn … Continue reading

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A celebration of social science in the UK: the ESRC festival of social science

When SAGE was founded, nearly fifty years ago, our founder Sara Miller McCune firmly believed that publishing engaged scholarship could change the way we look at the world. She was – and remains – passionate about the role that research … Continue reading

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Social Science Bites live!

Last week, we hosted the official launch for Social Science Bites, the new series of podcasts of interviews with leading social scientists which we wrote a brief post about here. The event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London … Continue reading

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Quantitative Skills Conference at the British Academy

I recently attended an excellent conference at the British Academy on Quantitative Skills, with a focus on international comparisons. The main question posed by the conference was, ‘How well trained are UK social science students in quantitative skills?’ The resounding … Continue reading

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Sir Roger Jowell 1942-2011

We were very sorry to hear that Sir Roger Jowell passed away over Christmas. Roger was the Founder and Director of the National Centre for Social Research, Britain’s largest social research institute until 2001, and in 2008 was knighted for … Continue reading

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50 years of Social Science Information

On Friday 21st October 2011, friends of and contributors to Social Science Information gathered at the Maison Suger in Paris to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the journal. The Journal Editor, Anne Rocha Perazzo, led the proceedings by introducing the … Continue reading

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Social scientists’ role in strengthening trust in scientific evidence

Last week was the ESRC’s annual festival of social science. This is the third year that SAGE has participated in a joint event with the British Academy, and forms part of our ongoing mission to champion the value and relevance … Continue reading

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Calling for nominations for the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize

One of our partner’s the American Academy of Political and Social Science  makes an annual award to recognize the important role of social scientists in the public arena.  Here is their call for nominations for next year’s award: The American Academy of … Continue reading

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A clarion call for social science: Ziyad Marar in the Guardian

In today’s Guardian newspaper, Ziyad Marar, SAGE’s Global Publishing Director and Deputy MD writes: “We who believe passionately in the value of the social science face what economists call a coordination problem. We need a focal point. In this context … Continue reading

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