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SAGE Campus course
starts soon

SAGE Campus’ new Research Design in Social Data Science online course starts 8th July. Enroll now to upskill yourself or your students or colleagues in the big data-driven approach that everyone is talking about to future-proof your research.

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Digital support for more creative science journalism

Register for the latest SAGE Ocean Speaker Series. Neil Maiden, Prof of Digital Creativity will present and demonstrate the potential for a new type of digital tool powered by AI - creativity support to augment your imagination.


From the community

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Recommended resources
Big Data & Society Case Study Video Image


Algorithmic anxiety: Masks and camouflage in artistic imaginaries of facial recognition algorithms


Case Study

Mark E. Lokanan, Methodological Problems With Big Data When Conducting Financial Crime Research
 (SRM Cases 2, 2019)



Jon Schwabish Discusses Big Data for Public Policy at the Urban Institute
 (SRMV, 2019)

What's new?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has announced a new seminar: Text Mining for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Rockville, MD.
Register for free here.
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New course: Collecting Social Media Data

SAGE Campus are launching a new short online course for social scientists looking to use social media data in their research.

Enroll today

Data Visualisation, 2nd edition by Andy Kirk

“Voted one of the 'six best books for data geeks'" by The Financial Times

With over 200 images and extensive how-to and how-not-to examples, this new edition has everything students and scholars need to understand and create effective data visualisations.

Andy Kirk is also running a workshop in London in August, details for registrants here. Those who register before end of July get a free copy of his new book.

Data Visualisation, 2nd edition


Emerging tech

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HappyScribe is an automated transcription tool developed by a group of frustrated master students that will convert any audio or video in 119 languages into text in minutes.

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Orange Data Mining is a free and easy to use tool developed by researchers at the University of Ljubljana that can do basic cleaning an semi-automated analysis of large data and text corpora.
Explore more tools in the SAGE Ocean Research Tools Directory.

Upcoming events

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International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2)
July, 17 - 20 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Going to IC2S2? We’ll be exhibiting so come and say hi.
See the full list of events here

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