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All the fake data that's fit to print
charlatan is an R package for simulating / creating fake data
r  statistics  package  data  teaching 
22 hours ago by tsuomela
Fieldnote as Political Weapon: James Comey’s Ethnographic Turn? — Cultural Anthropology
For ISF 189. Use James Comey's memo and ask students to reconstruct his underlying fieldnotes. How does Comey maintain his objectivity? How does he just report and not interpret?
teaching 
yesterday by scritic
Perspectives for a Diverse America
"Teaching Tolerance’s FREE Perspectives for a Diverse America is a literacy-based curriculum that marries anti-bias social justice content with the rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

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sfsh  teaching  teachingtolerance  classideas  literacy  citizenship  socialjustice 
yesterday by robertogreco
Teach Yourself Computer Science (2016)
If you’re a self-taught engineer or bootcamp grad, you owe it to yourself to learn computer science. Thankfully, you can give yourself a world-class CS education without investing years and a small fortune in a degree program Study all nine subjects below, in roughly the presented order, using either the suggested textbook or video lecture series, but ideally both. Aim for 100-200 hours of study of each topic, then revist favorites throughout your career
programming  Learning  Teaching  MOOC  Education  CompSci 
2 days ago by mfernando
Measuring the Longitudinal Evolution of the Online Anonymous Marketplace Ecosystem | USENIX
February 2011 saw the emergence of Silk Road, the first successful online anonymous marketplace, in which buyers and sellers could transact with anonymity properties far superior to those available in alternative online or offline means of commerce. Business on Silk Road, primarily involving narcotics trafficking, rapidly boomed, and competitors emerged. At the same time, law enforcement did not sit idle, and eventually managed to shut down Silk Road in October 2013 and arrest its operator. Far from causing the demise of this novel form of commerce, the Silk Road take-down spawned an entire, dynamic, online anonymous marketplace ecosystem, which has continued to evolve to this day. This paper presents a long-term measurement analysis of a large portion of this online anonymous marketplace ecosystem, including 16 different marketplaces, over more than two years (2013– 2015). By using long-term measurements, and combining our own data collection with publicly available previous efforts, we offer a detailed understanding of the growth of the online anonymous marketplace ecosystem. We are able to document the evolution of the types of goods being sold, and assess the effect (or lack thereof) of adversarial events, such as law enforcement operations or large-scale frauds, on the overall size of the economy. We also provide insights into how vendors are diversifying and replicating across marketplaces, and how vendor security practices (e.g., PGP adoption) are evolving. These different aspects help us understand how traditional, physical-world criminal activities are developing an online presence, in the same manner traditional commerce diversified online in the 1990s.

--Can we get data?
networked_life  economics  market_microstructure  networks  teaching  via:henryfarrell 
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