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Big Data Research: What’s Holding Us Back?

We social scientists are at the threshold of a period of dramatic change — change that comes with both opportunity and challenge. Mark Kenney Everyday a massive amount of information is being created and collected through new digital technologies. These vast social, transactional and administrative data sets present researchers with the opportunity for potentially ground-breaking […]

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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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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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Tags: Data Visualization, Stephanie Evergreen, Webinar

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 10

What is computational social science? This question underpins the first of four videos synthesizing themes covered at last year’s International Conference on Computational Social Science. Among the academics and practitioners venturing answers, Princeton’s Matthew Salganik stresses that the explosion of data and the ability to harness it represent a “fundamental transition that’s occurring whether social […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 9

In this edition of SAGE Publishing’s monthly newsletter for computational social scientists, the issue takes a page from MethodSpace itself and looks at how social network analysis is changing in a big data era in a recent interview with Song Yang, lead author of the new text Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples. In addition […]

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Future Perfect: Seven Data Types We’d Like to See

While there is more data available at our fingertips today than ever before, the future promises to bring even more information into our reach. But what kind of data will it be? And what new doors will it open? As part of our Love Your Data Week 2017 celebration, SAGE Publishing asked a few of our journal editors and textbook authors about what data […]

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Five Free Resources to Help You ‘Love Your Data’

In support of Love Your Data Week (February 13-17), here are five freely available resources from SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Publishing’s methods library of books, reference works, journal articles, case studies, data sets, and a video collection on research methods, statistics, and evaluation. The below articles and videos deal with common issues such as archiving data, cleaning […]

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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 everyday life. But as with all research, methods matter. Luke Sloan, co-editor of the recently […]

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