Big Cloud Providers Join NSF’s Big Data Program

The major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, are now participating in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s flagship research program on big data, Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA). Amazon, Google and Microsoft will provide cloud credits/resources to qualifying […]

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Challenges Remain Even With Increased Access to Data

Although we currently live in the “Information Age” what we actually generate, and most of the time fail to make meaningful use of, is data. The Australian government’s Productivity Commission late last year released a report that highlights the economic, health and social costs of Australia’s failure to make effective use of the increasing data […]

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Modern Modeling Methods Conference Seeks Papers

The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies. The 7th annual M3 conference will be held May 22nd-25th at the University of Connecticut. Our keynote speakers for the 2017 conference include Steven Boker (UVA) and Kenneth A. Bollen […]

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Livestream Monday: Globalization Expert to Deliver 2017 Regius Lecture

Helen Milner, the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will examine how globalization has developed over the past 30 years and discuss the sources of globalization and its political ramifications during the annual Regius lecture at Essex University on Monday. The lecture will be livestream below. Her talk, “The […]

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UK Data Service Releases 2017 Programme of Regular Introductory Webinars – sign up today

Take a look at the range of free online training webinars we have for 2017. The UK Data Service has released its 2017 programme of regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the Service and explain our key datasets. The webinars are repeated throughout the year […]

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Research > Publication > Impact (You Might Need a Strategy for That)

Carrying out scholarly research is a challenge, whether you are conducting an empirical study, reviewing literature, or developing a new theory. But research is only part of the process. When you formulated the design, you thought about a need for improved understanding about people in a certain situation or better approaches to resolving an intractable […]

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Archived Webinar: Tips for Overcoming Statistics Anxiety

On November 16, bestselling author Neil J. Salkind  discuss strategies that you can implement to reduce statistics anxiety in your students. Using his more than 30 years of teaching experience, Salkind cover some of the topics that students struggle with most, including correlation, understanding hypotheses, and significance (including z-scores and t-tests). Salkind taught for 35 years […]

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The New Digital Divide: Big Data Rich and Big Data Poor

“Data is the new oil.” Clive Humby, mathematician and architect of Tesco’s Clubcard, is credited with saying this first in 2006, and it’s been repeated numerous times in the last decade. The comparison between data and oil refers to its value being extracted through refinement; or in the case of data, through analysis. Unlike oil, […]

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