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SAGE Talks

Join SAGE's new and best-selling authors for SAGE talks webinars!

Designed for various levels of faculty and students, these engaging webinars will help you learn more about our authors, textbooks, and initiatives. SAGE talks webinars offer you the opportunity to closely interact with authors as they explore some of today's top trends and discussions within the worlds of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

Featured Webinars:


 Data Visualization: A Game of Decisions

Andy Kirk

In this webinar, Andy Kirk will argue that the essence of effective data visualization design is good decision-making. It is about knowing your options and understanding how to make your choices. By deconstructing the decisions demonstrated through case study examples, Andy will illustrate the many little elements that make up the design anatomy of any data visualization work. The aim of this session is to try demystify the challenges of developing capabilities in this area.In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Data representation: How to choose charts to show what you want to say?
  • The potential role and features of interactivity
  • Incorporating effective annotation to provide the right assistance
  • The broad impact of color choices
  • The layout considerations of composition, for sizing and placement

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am Pacific




 Teaching Data Science: Core Learning Outcomes and Topics for an Introductory Course

Jeffrey Saltz Photo

Jeffrey Stanton Photo

This webinar will be an overview of data science, with special focus on the tools and skills necessary to teach and do the key components of data science (such as data cleaning, visualization, and machine learning). The webinar will be of value for faculty who teach, or want to teach, an introductory data science course, as well as those who want to incorporate data science concepts into other courses. The presentation will be followed by an audience question and answer session with authors Jeffrey Saltz and Jeffrey Stanton from Syracuse University.

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 am Pacific