Sage launches digital resources to foster equity and inclusion

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Sage has released a collection of resources showcasing diversity and decolonisation principles in research, and a cross-disciplinary collection of videos exploring global social justice perspectives and movements. The collections highlight the impact of social and behavioral science in addressing critical issues and promoting social justice.  

Sage Research Methods: Diversifying and Decolonizing Research empowers researchers and students to use inclusive, critically aware methodologies when producing research. The multimedia collection covers themes such as Indigenous research methods, disability studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender, and sexuality.  

These resources, supported by cases, videos, datasets, and how-to guides on the Sage Research Methods platform, showcase experiences and approaches from marginalized, underrepresented, and vulnerable communities. They provide an expanded, post-colonial taxonomy for effective material discovery, especially in the field of Indigenous research methods. 

Laura Lewis, professor of anthropology at the University of Southampton and a contributing author on this collection, said, “I think students will learn what research is truly like from this collection, where researchers ask epistemological questions that force them to critically reflect on how methods are not separate from the research context but are instead themselves shaped by local knowledge.”    

Complementing this collection,Sage Video: Social Justice connects the history, legacy, and educational meaning behind social justice movements and demonstrates how academics across the social and behavioral sciences and humanities use their work to support frontline activism.  

The videos teach about racial justice movements, gender identity, health equity narratives, and more, often from a first-person perspective. This approach ensures that stories are told from individual and community viewpoints, allowing for more impactful and genuine dialogues in academic discussions. The collection will also enable students to contextualize social justice concepts and connect them to their own experiences, communities, and learning. 

“These new resources represent our commitment to creating content that promotes anti-racism, social justice, and equity and that is backed by sound social and behavioral science,” said Kiren Shoman, executive vice president, editorial & global executive lead, DEI. “As an independent company, we pride ourselves on create lasting partnerships with scholars and practitioners representing diverse communities and, together, facilitate opportunities for reflexivity, accountability, and improvement across the academic community.” 

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