Search Results for Category: Big-data and Tag: Data Analysis

Big Data Often Flips Scientific Method on Its Head. That’s Bad

There’s an increasing concern among scholars that, in many areas of science, famous published results tend to be impossible to reproduce. This crisis can be severe. For example, in 2011, Bayer HealthCare reviewed 67 in-house projects and found that they could replicate less than 25 percent. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the projects had major inconsistencies. […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial

Tags: Data Analysis, Reproducibility Crisis, Reproducible Data

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Webinar: Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts, 21 March 2018

About the webinar This webinar will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It will focus particularly on wellbeing measures available in each study. Speakers include David Bann, Brian Dodgeon, Matt Brown and Martina Narayanan. Split into four main sessions, the […]

Categories: Tools and Resources, Training, Grants and Collaboration

Tags: Data Analysis, longitudinal data, online resources, Webinar

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60 years of our lives: A scientific conference celebrating the National Child Development Study at 60, 8-9 March 2018, London

Registration deadline: 2 March 2018 Registration is now open for a special conference, celebrating 60 years of the National Child Development Study (NCDS). The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been both prolific and far reaching. One of these studies, the NCDS, will turn […]

Categories: Tools and Resources, Training, Grants and Collaboration

Tags: cohort studies, Data Analysis, longitudinal data

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Podcast: Gary King on Big Data Analysis

It’s said that in the last two years, more data has been created than all the data that ever was created before that time. And that in two years hence, we’ll be able to say the same thing. Gary King, the head of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, isn’t certain those […]

Categories: Audio, Big Data, Quantitative

Tags: Data Analysis, Gary King

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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.

Categories: Big Data, Blogs, Quantitative, Research

Tags: Analysis Scripts, Big Data, Data Analysis, Open Data

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UK Data Service Webinar today: Key issues in reusing data, Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT

Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The introductory session will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics will […]

Categories: Webinar

Tags: Data Analysis, ESRC, Ethics, Qualitative, secondary analysis

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The Three Stages of Data Analysis: Evaluating Raw Data

Starting a large-scale research project? Head to SAGE Research Method’s Project Planner for more guidance! The basics A friend I haven’t seen in a while asked me what I do for a living, and I talked about SAGE Stats and the work that goes into maintaining and building the collection. Instead of his eyes glazing […]

Categories: Big Data, Data Analysis, MentorSpace, Quantitative, Tools and Resources

Tags: Data Analysis, Tips, Tips With Diana

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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 […]

Categories: Big Data, Quantitative

Tags: Big Data, Data Analysis

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Can Big Data Analysis of Police Activity Overcome Bias?

In early 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new initiative in the city’s ongoing battle with violent crime. The most common solutions to this sort of problem involve hiring more police officers or working more closely with community members. But Emanuel declared that the Chicago Police Department would expand its use of software, enabling […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial

Tags: Criminology, Data Analysis, The Conversation

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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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