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.