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Facebook and Procrastination : CJR
FTA: 'The crux of the problem centered on reporters’ apparent ignorance of the terms “correlation” and “causation,” two relatively common technical research terms that are as different as night and day.' -- Very, very sad. Professional journalists "FTW!"</sarcasm>
media  statistics  wtf  facebook  research 
may 2009 by kkennedy
The Technium: Maps of Knowledge
A new way of mapping these intra-science relationships has just been published. Instead of mapping links, this new method maps clicks. The program reads the logs of the servers offering online journals (the most popular way to get articles today) and records the clickstream of a researcher as they hop from one article to the next.
visualization  statistics  reference  research 
april 2009 by kkennedy
apophenia: Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report
FTA: 'I'm used to folks dismissing qualitative work because they don't understand it, but I've never before witnessed so many people reject solid quantitative studies done by reputable organizations that are replicated with different sampling techniques across different studies. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect someone to say to me, "Go find other data."...This shouldn't be about whether or not the Internet is "safe" or "not safe" but whether or not the kids are ok. And many of them are NOT ok.'
danahboyd  research  policy  internet 
january 2009 by kkennedy
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted Public Data Sets
Any Amazon EC2 customer can access this data by creating their own personal Amazon EBS volume from a publicly shared Amazon EBS public data set snapshot. They can then access, modify, and perform computation on these data sets directly using an Amazon EC2 instance and just pay for the compute and storage resources that they use. Common use cases for these public data sets would include scientific research, academic studies, and market research. Our goal is to provide easy access to commonly used public data sets like the human genome, astronomy data, and the United States census information.
reference  publicdata  research  aws 
november 2008 by kkennedy

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