Resources

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

VR: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

Virtual Reality technology is opening previously locked doors to researchers in the social sciences. But how viable is it really as a research tool? We take a look back over the history of experimental research in human perception and response to consider the future of VR in experimental design.

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The A to Z: Tips for Writing an Impact Case Study

With submission to REF 2021 now less than two years away, university staff and academics are stepping up work to present their best examples of research impact. Sally Brown has compiled this useful A to Z to form compelling impact case studies.

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Training Social Scientists for the Future

Calling all social scientists. How were you trained? How are you keeping up (or not) with new developments in this rapidly changing digital world? How are you training your students? This was the subject of an event sponsored by SAGE Ocean as part of the ESRC’s 2018 Festival of Social Science. Comment on the post

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Sheetal Ranjan

Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women and Girls

A number of scholars drawn from American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime presented their evidence-based suggestions for the improvement of existing policies and legislation, as well as new legislative and funding initiatives, at the division’s first-ever congressional briefing in Washington, D.C.

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Six Things We’ve Learned About Academic Writing Productivity (and Satisfaction)

Writing satisfaction is strongly linked to publishing productivity and, potentially, career success. Chris Smith reports on research investigating the tools and systems academics from all career stages use to keep writing and publishing. Age, experience, and having a sense of certainty about what sort of writing system suits you and your life are all important to productivity and overall satisfaction.

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Navigating Trade-Offs Between Research, Impact, and Collaboration

Valeria Izzi asks, when it comes to research for development, can we really have it all? Or are we setting the bar so high that researchers will be discouraged from even trying – instead embellishing their proposals with enough impact, partnership, and co-production jargon to win funding, before getting on with research as usual?

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Simply Applying for a Competitive Grant is a Win

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.” So goes the famous saying. But does the same apply for competitive research grants? Charles Ayoubi, Michele Pezzoni and Fabiana Visentin report on their study which finds that simply taking part in an application process has a positive effect on researchers.

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Microsite Offers Look at Artificial Intelligence

In the latest of its monthly series of interdisciplinary microsites addressing important public issues, SAGE Publishing is offering free access to a suite academic articles that focus on artificial intelligence.

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Teaching Foundational Concepts by Using the SEE-I Process

Dr. Maxine Atkinson shares her thoughts and challenges on how application is a crucial step to teaching foundational concepts. “One of the challenges we all face when teaching a foundational concept is making sure that student comprehension is strong and that they will be able to apply the concept throughout the course.”

2 years ago
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Checking for Understanding through Reflection: 3-2-1

‘There are many ways you could use a 3-2-1 with Sociology in Action,’ says Dr. Maxine Atkinson. In a new SIA blog post, Atkinson describes some of her failures while teaching and the realization on the reason why her lessons weren’t always reaching the students.

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APS Panel: Connecting Behavioral Scientists and Tech

What exactly does the tech industry want from social and behavioral scientists? That was the focus of a SAGE Publishing-sponsored panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science In San Francisco this summer. Panelists were four representatives from tech, ranging from big players like Google to startups like Jaunt.

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