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SAGE Publishing launches collection of 480+ videos that illustrate how research is done

November 1, 2016

SAGE Publishing has launched a collection of streaming videos designed to help students and researchers learn and develop research skillsets and navigate the research process. Titled SAGE Research Method Video, the collection includes 484 videos on the broad spectrum of social science research methods and statistics.

"Video is an incredibly powerful tool for teaching topics like research design, data collection and statistical analysis as they can often feel abstract and challenging for students,” commented Katie Metzler, Head of Methods Innovation at SAGE Publishing. “The collection is full of engaging animations, step-by-step video tutorials, and videos showing, for example, real focus groups being conducted, giving students and researchers a fun and effective way to learn to do their own research." 

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of content – of which 70% is exclusive to SAGE – including tutorials, expert interviews, case studies, mini-documentaries, focus groups, and more. The collection also includes:

  • A 15-hour introductory statistics course
  • Four hours of SPSS training with professor and bestselling textbook author Andy Field
  • A three-hour presentation skills course
  • A two-hour course on ANOVA
  • A two hour course on designing and doing surveys
  • A one-hour course on planning research projects

The videos can be streamed to demonstrate research in action, assigned to students ahead of lectures to stimulate in-class discussions, and used to expose viewers to alternative perspectives or a range of subject experts such as Gary King, Kathy Charmaz, Sara Delamont, David Silverman, John Creswell, and Ian Shapiro. Developed in partnership with an international editorial advisory board made up of methods experts, the collection also features short documentary films made in leading research centers around the world, including the Pew Research Centre, NatCen Social Research, Ipsos Mori, and NORC at the University of Chicago.

Hosted on the SAGE Research Methods platform, the new collection allows users to customize video play speed, make clips of relevant content, and embed videos or clips into webpages and course management systems, among other features. Users can also download video transcripts, follow along as the transcripts scroll on the screen during playback, and click on any word within the transcripts to go to that point in the video. The videos also come with multiple citation options, MARC Records and DOIs, abstracts and rich metadata, and more.

Kiren Shoman, Editorial Director at SAGE Publishing, commented:

“From our first methods journals in 1972 to the QASS and QRM series published since the 1970s, to the launch of SAGE Research Methods in 2011, and our expanding support of data-intensive social science research; we’ve been honored to serve social scientists at the forefront of research methods publishing for more than four decades. We are also proud to be a growing video publisher with now seven video collections across the social sciences and two more to be added in 2017. Each collection includes a variety of different types of high-quality video and is equipped with the right tools for the best user experience. Together, the SAGE Video and SAGE Research Methods Video collections serve as the ultimate social science video collection spanning a broad range of the social science disciplines.”

SAGE Research Methods Video is the latest of the SAGE’s video subject collections, joining Business and Management, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education, and Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. Sociology and Criminal Justice and Criminology will be added in 2017.

Read more about SAGE Research Methods Video and sign up for a trial.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process, from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action.

SAGE Video is a series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.


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