Search Results for Category: Big-data and Tag: The Conversation

Five Important Lessons We Can Learn from Hans Rosling

I first came across Hans Rosling’s work while I was trying to make mathematics students fall in love with statistics. His TED talks are inspirational since they present data in new and dynamic ways, but not just that, they’re also educational and eye-opening. Rosling decided early on that a better way to change the world, […]

Categories: Editorial, Teaching

Tags: Data Visualization, Hans Rosling, The Conversation

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Size Doesn’t Matter in Big Data. What You Ask Does

Big data is changing the way we do science today. Traditionally, data were collected manually by scientists making measurements, using microscopes or surveys. These data could be analysed by hand or using simple statistical software on a PC. Big data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected […]

Categories: Big Data

Tags: Biogeography, The Conversation

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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. […]

Categories: Big Data, Quantitative

Tags: Big Data, Methods in Action, The Conversation

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