The following SAGE trials have been set up, providing our users access to a range of teaching, research and skills resources that cover a wide range from business to science.
Trials end: Friday 4 November.
SAGE Research Methods Video Research Ethics and Integrity collections cover ethics and integrity research, with systematic review and meta-analysis. The resource provides video titles showing research in action to help users build their skills as they prepare to conduct original research. Rather than reading about the best way to conduct a focus group, users can watch one in progress to see just how the facilitator interacts with participants. Those struggling to learn statistics can use the intro stats lessons to learn at their own pace, pausing and repeating the instruction until it clicks.
SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides covering a range of research methods. By picking a dataset and working through the accompanying guides, students can learn data analysis by practicing themselves. The datasets included in SAGE Research Methods Datasets are taken from government sources and academic research and demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative methods. Each dataset is presented with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to best demonstrate how the method is applied.
SAGE Skills: Business provides students content to develop and practice real-world skills needed to successfully transition from campus to the modern workplace through interactive self-assessment, virtual scenarios, downloadable data, and expert insights. This digital resource features both academic and practitioner experts in a library of flexible learning tracks across five in-demand categories.
SAGE Skills: Student Success provides students the tools to learn the practical academic and personal skills needed to thrive during their time in higher education and beyond. With more than 1,100 topics across 10 comprehensive modules, this digital resource provides a flexible and engaging learning journey through interactive scenarios, self-assessments, downloadable exercises, videos, and more.
SAGE Research Methods: Data Visualization teaches both beginner and advanced researchers the fundamentals of data and design necessary to create impactful visualizations. Principles are taught through a series of practical video tutorials, text entries, and practice datasets, and teaches users which chart types best fit their specific data story. Features include:
- A data viz gallery introducing a spectrum of chart types across five categories of visualizations—categorical, hierarchical, temporal, spatial, and network—complete with both presentation tips and annotated examples of bad practice.
- Approximately 30 hours of video tutorials with experienced researchers, each sharing why they chose the visualization to answer their research question and demonstrating how they created it in their chosen software.
- Clean datasets, accompanied by step-by-step guides on how to create a particular visualization using a variety of tools, that will let users put their skills into practice.
- Overviews of 75 visualization tools, from Excel to Python, to help researchers determine the best tool for their needs.
SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online is a new multimedia collection has been designed to support novice or experienced social science researchers who are conducting research online. Whether conducting their first or their hundredth study online, users will find support to employ a variety of digital methods from online surveys, interviews to digital ethnography, social media, and text analysis, as well as learn how to manage, store and archive digital data. Privacy and other ethical considerations specific to conducting research online are also covered. Researchers will also get support with how to navigate the challenges of being supervised online. Features include:
- ‘How to Guides’ (providing practical help with using digital research methods)
- Videos (tutorials, expert interviews, video case studies, etc.)
- Case studies (focused on challenges of designing and conducting research online)
- Teaching sets of data with a guide (suggesting a method to analyse both digitally created and existing online data, plus a step-by-step guide to how to do it so that students can practice data analysis)