Search Results for Tag: Big Data

E-Research and SRM Open House

The saying goes, “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.” Like actors, researchers are always looking for an opening. If a means for communication opens, intrepid researchers will find a way to adopt it to their own objectives, shaking up the academic status […]

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Starter Tips on Sharing Data and Analysis Scripts

Researchers are increasingly encouraged to make their data openly accessible and usable for others but to early-career researchers in particular, this can seem daunting.  Katherine Wood has compiled a short open data starter guide to make the process less overwhelming and help researchers do their bit for reproducibility.

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A ‘How-To’ on Data Wrangling

Katherine Wood, a graduate student in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department and advocate for open science, walks through a basic overview of how to overcome and accomplish some operations commonly encountered when initially getting a data set. “By generating the data yourself” she says, “you can make your life easier by saving it in the format you want.” She explains step by step multiple ways to accomplish this and highlights packages that will make things easier for anyone with similar issues.

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Supporting civil society organisations to deliver insights and impact from data: an ESRC and UK Data Service workshop, 17 October, Manchester

Are you a professional working in a civil society organisation that collects administrative or evaluation data, and who oversees strategy, reporting and campaigns? Are you interested in improving the way your organisation can translate data into knowledge? If so, please join our workshop with peer organisations to help shape ways of managing and sharing data […]

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Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences, University of Essex, 31/07/2017

This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course […]

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International Data Week: Readings and Details

Next week will see data scientists from private industry, government and academe gather in Colorado to jointly discuss the ‘data revolution’ for an event known as International Data Week. Themed  “From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution,” the event brings together three data-centered umbrella organizations as hosts working across three key annual […]

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Methods in Action: Using Big Data to Help Redress the Flint Water Crisis

By Jacob Abernethy and Eric Schwartz The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights a number of serious problems: a public health outbreak, inadequate urban infrastructure, environmental injustice and political failures. But when it comes to recovery, the central challenge, and one that has received relatively little attention, is our lack of useful information and understanding. […]

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