Search Results for Category: Big Data

Live Event: Big Data and Stats—What’s the Difference?

Hailey Mooney, the librarian for psychology and sociology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the big data craze, misnomers about what exactly “big data” is, and how it differs from other stats in an event at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference on Thursday, March 23. Following on her webinar, “Data for […]

Categories: Big Data

Tags: ACRL, Libraries

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Should You Donate Your Data When You Die?

[Ed. – While this article deals specifically with medical data, that’s not the only type of data that can outlive us. Should other data we accumulate as individuals also be donated to research?] *** Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial

Tags: Confidentiality, Preserving Data

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Archived Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, were panelists for a webinar in late February. A recording of that webinar appears below. “The New Big […]

Categories: Big Data, Opportunities

Tags: AAPSS, Administrative Data, Social Observatory Coordinating Network

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Machines Can Save Us from the Mistakes of the Crowd

The classic example of ‘crowd wisdom’ dates back to 1906 when Sir Francis Galton observed a contest in which attendees were asked to guess the weight of an ox at a country fair in England. In what many consider to be the first experiment on crowd wisdom, the average of the 800 guesses was within […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial

Tags: Bias, Natural Language Processing, Wisdom of Crowds

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With Big Data, the Method is Not the Message

Ever-larger parts of everyday social activity are influenced by vast, pervasive systems of digital computing technology. Such information systems produce digital information continuously, simultaneously and unequivocally from any interaction they afford with the user: be it the control of home appliances, tracking of fitness activity, or studying a course online.  Data collected from these systems […]

Categories: Big Data

Tags: Data Analysis, LSE Information Systems and Innovation Group

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Adapting Social Network Analysis to Age of Big Data

“Social networks,” reads a passage in the new book, Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples, “have been a defining feature of society since the early dawn of humanity – people have always interacted with each other or have made friends of enemies.” But the widespread use of the term “social network” is a creature of […]

Categories: Big Data, Mixed

Tags: Social Network Analysis

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Future Perfect: Seven Data Types We’d Like to See

While there is more data available at our fingertips today than ever before, the future promises to bring even more information into our reach. But what kind of data will it be? And what new doors will it open? As part of our Love Your Data Week 2017 celebration, SAGE Publishing asked a few of our journal editors and textbook authors about what data […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial, SAGE Posts

Tags: Predictions

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