SAGE Insight

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Here are the most recent posts for SAGE Insight:

On SAGE Insight: Caring collectives and other forms of bystander helping behavior in violent situations

From Current Sociology Research on bystanders has mainly considered bystanders as passive. This view is based on the well-known ‘bystander effect,’ suggesting that the presence of other bystanders implies a diffusion of responsibility that inhibits the likelihood of intervention. Recent … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Research to Policy Gap in 2013 and Recommendations for the Future

From INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing The year 2017 has ushered in a political climate in the United States where questions about the relevance of scientific research within a highly politicized policy environment loom large. … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The moral economy of open access

Special Issue on Moral economies of the digital Guest Editor: Dave Elder-Vass From European Journal of Social Theory Access to and profit from scientific publications have become one of the defining issues in contemporary knowledge production. Public attention has been … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Sexual desire enables the forming of relationship-initiating behaviors

Article title: Fueled by desire - Sexual activation facilitates the enactment of relationship-initiating behaviors From Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Evolutionary and attachment scholars have long theorized that sexual desire serves as a powerful motivational force that brings potential romantic … Continue reading

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

On SAGE Insight: Self-monitoring for health and wellness

The use of persuasive technologies (PT) aimed at encouraging desirable change by shaping and reinforcing behavior, attitude, or both, is growing in virtually all areas of health and wellness. Self-monitoring, through various tools including smartphone apps and other devices, is … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Lower job satisfaction among workers migrating within Europe: A gender paradox

From Economic and Industrial Democracy This article takes a strongly empirical approach. It adds to knowledge of differences in job satisfaction between European countries, and in particular how job satisfaction varies by migration status and by gender. In line with … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Perceptions of parties’ left-right positions The impact of salience strategies

From Party Politics The left-right dimension is widely used by voters and parties as a ‘super-issue’ with flexible, varying meaning. Hence, it is important to know how voters place parties on the left-right dimension. Despite the widespread use of left … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Stepfamily Relationship Quality and Stepchildren’s Depression in Adolescence and Adulthood

From Emerging Adulthood The family is a central developmental context for all individuals, yet the landscape of the family in the United States has undergone significant shifts over the last several decades, including rises in the rates of divorce, remarriage, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Why are African Americans more susceptible to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a vexing critical care illness in patients with respiratory failure. A fundamental pathobiological feature of ARDS is an increase in blood vessel permeability, and the permeability of its lining, resulting in excessive fluid leakage … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Insights on the Latest Attack Vectors (and Security Controls) for Medical Device Applications

From Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology As medical devices gain the same kind of pervasive network and Internet connectivity that permeates the rest of our world today, patient care has never been better. The interconnectedness of implantable, wearable and, … Continue reading

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

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

On SAGE Insight: Pharmacotherapy of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: more than insulin?

For pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, with either multiple daily injections or insulin pump therapy, is currently the only method of treatment. To optimize this therapy, insulin analogues are fixed parts of all therapy regimens. Analogue … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Sleep and Mood as Drivers of Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Behavior

Article title: Rest, Zest, and My Innovative Best: Sleep and Mood as Drivers of Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Behavior From Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Innovative behavior, defined as the generation, exploration, championing, and implementation of innovative ideas is at the heart of … Continue reading