Resources

A collection of videos, audio, reports, presentations or any other resource created by or for the social science community

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Identifying the Challenges of Social Science’s Newest Technology

Choice is overwhelming. This should be no surprise to anyone who has spent a good few hours in a department store looking for the right pair of jeans. What if you’re a researcher looking at the landscape of technological tools available for data collection, analysis, or participant recruitment? A new white paper from SAGE has some answers.

2 weeks ago
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Free Resource: MethodSpace Webinar

Method Space is hosting a free webinar about the book-writing/publishing process in full, from acquisition to publication. Make sure to register before November 14th!

1 month ago
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The Academic Conference – and its Discontents

Individuals find it harder to cover conference costs – and departments or research groups have fewer resources to support them. It is not hard to see why there is a sense of grievance. On the other hand, it is not so easy to see what can be done.

3 months ago
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The Monotony of Transcription: Who’s Revolutionizing the Process?

Transcribing can be a pain, and although recent progress in speech recognition software has helped, it remains a challenge. Speech recognition programs, do, however, raise ethical/consent issues: what if person-identifiable interview data is transcribed or read by someone who was not given the consent to do so? Furthermore, some conversational elements aren’t transcribed well by pattern recognition programs.

3 months ago
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How to Make Your Networks a Force for Good

Social media manipulation is tearing societies apart – but it can help put us back together again. Michael Sanders teaches us how to change the narrative of social media so that it can be a source for “Good.”

6 months ago
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New Report Looks at Steps Toward Impact Measurement

SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, has released a report on measuring the impact of social science. Two issues undergird the report – that traditional “literature-based” measurements of impact are insufficient for modern demands to show value for money, and that new technologies make new ways of measuring impact possible.

7 months ago
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Try Out – and Build On – Our Social Science Terminology Service

At SAGE’s new online Social Science Thesaurus, click around to discover information on over 61,000 concepts in the social and behavioral sciences, such as definitions of key terms and how they relate to other concepts. You can search for a specific concept, or try clicking the ‘Hierarchy’ tab and browse through the social sciences from the top down.

7 months ago
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Demonstrating Impact: How Cognitive Science Shapes Everyday Life

In their new video series entitled “Science in the District: Cognitive Psychology in the Real World,” the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences explores different ways in which cognitive science is at play in the world, particularly to keep individuals safe and healthy.

8 months ago
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NASEM Partnership Awards

The Rita Allen Foundation, and NASEM are offering awards to support the formation and development of collaborative researcher–practitioner partnerships. To apply for these awards, submit a joint proposal that describes the rationale for your partnership. Apply by July 1st.

8 months ago
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Library Collections a Treasure Trove for Social Science Research

WorldCat, an aggregate database of library catalogs worldwide, was primarily set up to aid libraries in carrying out their work in areas such as cataloging or resource sharing. Brian Lavoie offers an insight into the types of questions WorldCat data can provide answers to, and how research of this kind also amplifies the value and impact of library collections.

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine established a committee of experts to conduct a study on how citizen science projects can be better designed to support science learning. The committee was tasked with identifying and describing existing citizen science, to develop a set of evidence-based principles to guide the design of citizen science projects.

9 months ago
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