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Drawing on Data Viz to Improve Call Centers

Have you ever found yourself locked in a circular conversation about a missing bolt for your barbecue? Have you ever listened to classical hits for 10 minutes while you wait to argue about a discrepancy on your bank statement? If so, then you will understand the pain of the call center. The good news is […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 11

Is big data always better data? This question kicked off a live twitter Q&A with Anabel Quan-Haase and Luke Sloan spotlighted in this latest issue of SAGE’s monthly big data newsletter. In addition to discussing the limitations of big data, the pair discuss the practicalities of research, such as the skillsets and tools required for conducting […]

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Re-Using and Publishing Digital Qualitative Data

The first open-access ‘megajournal’ for the social sciences, SAGE Open publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles spanning the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. This month SAGE Open features a special collection of five papers that present the current state of the art in the field of re-using and publishing digital […]

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Archived Webinar: Presenting Data Effectively

Crystal clear graphs, slides, and reports are valuable – they save an audience’s mental energies, keep a reader engaged, and make you look smart. This webinar held on June 6, 2017, covers the science behind presenting data effectively and will leave viewers with direct, pointed changes that can be immediately administered to significantly increase impact. […]

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Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences, University of Essex, 31/07/2017

This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course […]

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Arab Spring: Ethnography in a Time of Upheaval

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In this interview with Leila Zaki Chakravarti, sociologist Mona Abaza explores how the obstacles encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in enduring political upheavals are addressed in the context of contemporary Egypt. Chakravarti is a research fellow at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies at London University. She is currently publishing a monograph based on her PhD fieldwork […]

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Methods Minute Newsletter No. 4: Qualitative Research Methods

In this May issue of SAGE Publishing’s Methods Minute newsletter, the spotlight is on qualitative research methods. This includes  a video feature from Denise Clark Pope from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in increasing validity in qualitative research a a free chapter on visual research from the new edition of The SAGE Handbook […]

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Methods in Action: Pioneering Work Inside Immigrant Detection Centers

Immigrants are driving the narrative in politics in Western democracies, whether it’s background to the Brexit debate, a key plank in the Trump campaign or a failed strategy in the French presidential election. What often fails to win as many headlines is the story of the immigrants themselves, especially those detained and awaiting deportation. Criminologist […]

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Encouraging Authors to Share Their Data with Reviewers for ‘Psychological Science’

The journal Psychological Science is taking steps to encourage would-be authors to give reviewers easy access to the data underlying the analyses reported in their manuscripts. This is part of a wider effort to promote transparency and replicability in works published in the journal. I discussed the rationale for encouraging authors to share data and […]

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