Free Webinar on Switching to Online Teaching

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many universities around the world switched to online teaching and remote learning both at scale and at speed. This creates huge challenges for faculty – especially among those who haven’t taught remotely before. In this free webinar, “Top tips for switching to teaching online,” hosts Tom Chatfield and Elspeth […]

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Best Practices for Structuring and Evaluating Prison Education Programs

Every summer, the Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics Division’s Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars program draws university students from around the country to work together on projects that use computational expertise to address critical social issues faced by local, regional, state or federal governments. The students conduct research at the intersection of […]

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New Podcast Series From NVivo Focuses on Qualitative Methods

A software company that produces a popular product to analyze qualitative data now produces a podcast series that serves the qualitative methods community. NVivo, an arm of the company QSR International, started the Between the Data podcast series in April. In each episode, Stacy Penna, NVivo’s community director, she talks to qualitative researchers to discover […]

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AERA Offering Methods, Comms Professional Development Series

Even amid a pandemic academics have an ongoing need and desire for professional development, and the American Educational Research Association has responded by offering a virtual academy. The Virtual Research Learning Series offers nine four-hour courses, the first starting on May 19 and the ninth in mid-September. The courses address research methodology – quantitative, qualitative […]

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Five Tips for Designing Remote or Asynchronous Learning

While real-time class time is often most familiar and preferred, it’s not always realistic given home circumstances. Rather than thinking about learning as something that always has to happen together in a classroom or even “together” online, virtual learning provides us with a wonderful opportunity to rethink personalized learning through asynchronous teaching (translation for my […]

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About Data Visualizations: Bar Graphs

What is a bar graph? Simple but powerful, bar graphs are one of the most common charts used to compare categorical data, which are data that can be grouped into categories like race and sex. Bar graphs are also unique in design because they can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Bar graphs are helpful for […]

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Archived Webinar – Evaluation Failures: Case Studies for Teaching and Learning

It’s often said that failure is the best teacher. In this free webinar, well-known evaluators Kylie Hutchinson, Benoit Gauthier, and E. Jane Davidson share their real-life evaluation blunders and ways to incorporate their lessons learned into the classroom. Professional evaluators, instructors, and evaluation students are encouraged to watch this event, which included an audience question-and-answer […]

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Bootstrap Method Wins Efron International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Bradley Efron, professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact across many scientific fields. With the bootstrap (described by Efron below), […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 27

This month’s Big Data Newsletter from SAGE Publishing unlocks three pieces of free content, including a Spotify playlist created by Dave Beer to accompany his book, The Data Gaze. Other benefits of receiving the newsletter include a free lesson focused on intermediate skills in the Python language, and a free chapter on “Big Social Science: […]

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