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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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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.

12 months ago
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How to Annoy Your Survey Participants in Six Easy Steps

Journalism professor Vince Filak opted to be a nice guy and answer a quick survey from a university he’d once attended. ‘I’m not sure how much help I was to the people who put the survey out,’ he says, ‘but given the various problems I had with this survey, I’m hoping I can help you all learn how to avoid what went wrong for them.’

1 year ago
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An Ethical Approach to an Ethical Dilemma

Regardless of whether human nature is “good” or “evil,” studies do show that we, the consumers, want corporations to care and invest deeply in social issues. With the growth of “corporate social responsibility”, comes increased public scrutiny, requiring companies to live up to public standards- which isn’t a bad thing.

1 year ago
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Social Scientists Connect with LinkedIn Data

Linked In is a potential treasure trove for researchers, but it has limitations on both how much data to use and how to obtain it. But a since 2017 the company has been offering teams of researchers a chance to explore its riches.

1 year ago
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How to Get Most from an Academic Conference- A Checklist

Going to an academic conference is an exciting opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and exchange stimulating ideas. However, to make the most of a conference requires a lot of hard work before, during, and after the meeting itself. Marta Teperek provides a checklist of things to do at each of these stages.

2 years ago
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Tom Chatfield

10 Commandments for Critical Thinking

In this collection of videos , Tom Chatfield eschews the biblical but embraces the practical as he gives specific guidance for training your brain to think critically. In a digital era delivering rivers of information awash in ‘fake news,’ the significance and sheer volume of this information make the question of how we engage with it a vital one.

2 years ago
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