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SAGE launches interactive, adaptive courseware for research methods

Educational Research Methods, powered by Acrobatiq, a learning optimization company from Carnegie Mellon University

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE is delighted to announce the launch of Educational Research Methods, powered by Acrobatiq. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, the courseware provides students with a thorough understanding of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods as well as action research.



Researchers recommend features of classroom design to maximize student achievement

Los Angeles, CA - With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn. A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success. The paper is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).


Researchers recommend features of classroom design to maximize student achievement

Los Angeles, CA - With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn. A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success. The paper is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).


Technology one step ahead of war laws

Los Angeles, CA, London, UK - Today’s emerging military technologies—including unmanned aerial vehicles, directed-energy weapons, lethal autonomous robots, and cyber weapons like Stuxnet—raise the prospect of upheavals in military practices so fundamental that they challenge long-established laws of war. Weapons that make their own decisions about targeting and killing humans, for example, have ethical and legal implications obvious and frightening enough to have entered popular culture (for example, in the Terminator films).


SAGE launches streaming video collections to support pedagogical, curricular and research needs

Los Angeles, CA. Independent academic and professional publisher SAGE today announces the launch of SAGE Video, streaming video collections designed to support a range of needs across higher education, including pedagogical use in undergraduate teaching and learning and higher-level academic study and research. Celebrating 50 years as a social and behavioral science publisher in 2015, the first three collections of video content – available now – include Education, Communication and Media Studies, and Counseling and Psychotherapy.


Interpersonal conflict is the strongest predictor of community crime and misconduct

Criminology researchers use big data to track neighborhood decline in a special issue of Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Los Angeles, CA. Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and landlord/tenet disputes, see more serious crime according to a new study out today in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (JRCD). Private conflict was a better predictor of neighborhood deterioration than public disorder, such as vandalism, suggesting the important role that individuals play in community safety.



Computer game reduces issues associated with AD/HD in children in China

New research marks the 1000th article published in SAGE Open

Los Angeles, CA. Children diagnosed with AD/HD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds new research out today. The study marks the 1000th article published in SAGE Open, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal launched in 2011 which covers the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.


Latest Update to TASC II (Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease) Is Published in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy

Los Angeles, CA - The Journal of Endovascular Therapy (JEVT), official publication of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISES), announces that is it today publishing the latest update of the Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC II),1 an internationally recognized set of guidelines for the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  JEVT is a SAGE journal.


SAGE Publishing makes investment in Publons, the peer review innovators with a mission to speed up science

Los Angeles, CA. SAGE Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher of journals, books, and digital media, today announces that it has led an investment round for a minority stake in Publons with additional participation by existing investors. Known for its mission to use peer review to speed up science, Publons will remain completely independent and publisher-neutral following this investment, allowing for continued participation from other parties.



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