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"obsessively-detailed instructions to analyze survey data for free with the r language, the survey package, monetdblite."
statistics  survey  analysis  data-science  tutorials 
october 2016 by tsuomela
Higher Ed Insights: Results of the Spring 2016 Survey | Ithaka S+R
"In fall 2015, Ithaka S+R invited a select group of higher education administrators and experts to join a panel of advisors. One activity of the panel, which currently consists of 111 members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is to take part in semi-annual surveys on issues of national importance in higher education. The first of these surveys was administered in the fall of 2015.[1] Ithaka S+R analyzes and publishes the results of these surveys to inform the broader higher education community about the panel’s views on current debates, initiatives, and challenges. The results of the Higher Ed Insights surveys also help guide Ithaka S+R’s research agenda."
academia  academic  research  university  education  pedagogy  survey  america  administration  future  goals 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Americans, Libraries and Learning | Pew Research Center
"Majorities of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide"
libraries  survey  america 
april 2016 by tsuomela
Web IQ | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"American internet users’ knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics, according to a new knowledge quiz conducted by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. To take the quiz for yourself before reading the full report, click here. The survey—which was conducted among a nationally representative sample of 1,066 internet users—includes 17 questions on a range of issues related to technology, including: the meaning and usage of common online terms; recognition of famous tech figures; the history of some major technological advances; and the underlying structure of the internet and other technologies."
online  knowledge  survey  population 
december 2014 by tsuomela
Survey shows what Americans fear most -- ScienceDaily
"The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. The research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors."
survey  fear  culture  american  american-studies  attitude  emotion  psychology 
october 2014 by tsuomela
**New SCA/ Ithaka S+R report and videos: Sustaining Our Digital Future** | Strategic Content Alliance blog
"Commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by Ithaka S+R, the ‘Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content’ report, issued today, tells of how three distinct organisations – Imperial War Museums (IWM), the National Library of Wales (NLW) and University College London (UCL) have risen to this challenge. This essential research is accompanied by a suite of tools, advice and videos (see below) that will enable and guide you to take a fresh look at whether a project is delivering the desired impact in the communities you aim to serve and to consider new ways to enhance the value of your content for your users."
libraries  service  future  survey  research  report  digital-library  digital 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Library Services in the Digital Age | Pew Internet Libraries
"The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age."
libraries  future  service  pew-research  survey 
january 2013 by tsuomela
The Future of Gamification | Pew Research Center's Internet
"Tech stakeholders and analysts generally believe the use of game mechanics, feedback loops, and rewards will become more embedded in daily life by 2020, but they are split about how widely the trend will extend. Some say the move to implement more game elements in networked communications will be mostly positive, aiding education, health, business, and training. Some warn it can take the form of invisible, insidious behavioral manipulation."
internet  games  gamification  survey  research  gaming 
may 2012 by tsuomela
From underwear to aircraft noise: logging 70 years of social change
The summer of 2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of the very first Government Social Survey.

In celebration, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) pays tribute to the thousands of interviewers who have asked the public questions on everything from underwear to aircraft noise. We have delved into the archives and picked surveys from 1941, 1951, etc to mark each decade.
country(GreatBritain)  state  survey  government  statistics  polling  social 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Economic Security Index: Putting a Face on American Economic Security
"The survey was fielded in the spring and the fall of 2009 as part of the Panel Survey of the American National Election Studies. It measured a wide range of events and perceptions that could leave families feeling insecure, focusing on four broad domains of life: employment, medical care, wealth, and familial arrangements. "
economics  survey  2009  american  risk  insecurity  perception  instability  work  labor  money 
december 2010 by tsuomela
SocialSci | Further Science!
SocialSci connects researchers with a global online community to make real scientific discoveries. Take a study, further science, and get paid while you’re at it!
social-science  research  crowdsourcing  collaboration  citizen-science  internet  data-collection  online  survey  psychology 
december 2010 by tsuomela
News: The Liberal (and Moderating) Professoriate - Inside Higher Ed
From 2007 - "The 72-page study -- "The Social and Political Views of American Professors" -- was produced with the goal of moving analysis of the political views of faculty members out of the culture wars and back to social science. The study offers at times harsh criticism of many of the analyses of these issues in recent years (both from those hoping to tag the professoriate as foolishly radical and those seeking to rebut those charges). The study included community college professors along with four-year institutions, and featured analysis of non-responders to the survey (two features missing from many recent reports)."
politics  politcal-science  sociology  survey  academia  attitude  professor 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Discover Life in America - All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Discover Life in America (DLIA) is the non-profit organization coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
biology  citizen-science  biodiversity  inventory  catalog  great-smoky-mountains  survey 
september 2010 by tsuomela
AmAstro 2012
The First Survey of Professional and Amateur Collaborations in Astronomy will survey areas of astronomy and astrophysics, recommending priorities for the most important professional-amateur scientific and technical collaborations of the decade 2012-2021.

The principal goals of the survey will be to carry out an assessment of professional-amateur collaborations in astronomy and astrophysics, both previously recognized and new, and to prepare a concise report, recommending specific projects and areas of scientifically useful pro-am collaborations and studies, addressed to professional and amateur astronomical organizations, agencies supporting the field, the governmental committees with jurisdiction over those agencies, the general scientific community, and the public at large.
amateur  astronomy  citizen-science  collaboration  decade  survey  goal-setting 
september 2010 by tsuomela
CultureLab: How astrocoders have mapped the universe
Ann Finkbeiner is... in A Grand and Bold Thing, an inside look at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which has created the most comprehensive 3D map of the universe ever made.

Finkbeiner's story centres on Jim Gunn, the Princeton University astronomer who was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2008. In the late 1980s, when Gunn began thinking about creating a massive digital survey of the sky, only around 10,000 galaxies had been catalogued. Fast-forward more than a decade, and the SDSS has mapped more than 230 million celestial objects, including more than 930,000 galaxies.
book  review  history  astronomy  astrophysics  survey  catalog  digital 
august 2010 by tsuomela
New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Driven by discoveries, and enabled by leaps in technology and imagination, our understanding of the universe has changed dramatically over the course of the last few decades. The field of astronomy and astrophysics is making new connections to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Based on a broad and comprehensive survey of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics outlines a plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics for the decade of the 2010's. - decadal survey
astronomy  science  infrastructure  funding  planning  survey 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio. Getting news online fits into a broad pattern of news consumption by Americans; six in ten (59%) get news from a combination of online and offline sources on a typical day.
survey  news  journalism  trends  internet  media  research  participation  audience 
march 2010 by tsuomela
The PhilPapers Surveys
The PhilPapers Survey was a survey of professional philosophers and others on their philosophical views, carried out in November 2009. The Survey was taken by 3226 respondents, including 1803 philosophy faculty members and/or PhDs and 829 philosophy graduate students.

The PhilPapers Metasurvey was a concurrent survey of professional philosophers and other concerning their predictions of the results of the Survey. The Metasurvey was taken by 727 respondents including 438 professional philosophers and PhDs and 210 philosophy graduate students.
philosophy  survey  contemporary 
december 2009 by tsuomela
News: Reforming the Humanities Ph.D. - Inside Higher Ed
The right combination of money and policies can make real progress in reducing the time to degree for earning humanities doctorates, but the six-year humanities Ph.D. is probably not in the cards.

Those are among the key findings of one of the most ambitious efforts ever to reform the humanities Ph.D., as discussed in one of the most thorough (and frank) evaluations of such an effort. The reform effort was the Graduate Education Initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which spent about $85 million over a 10-year period on both financial aid and other enhancements at 54 doctoral departments at 10 leading research universities. Extensive follow-up explored not only the reasons that students succeeded or failed, sped through (or what passes for speeding through in a humanities Ph.D.) or languished, but also what happened to them after they left -- with or without a Ph.D. in hand.
phd  education  graduate-school  humanities  academia  university  data  survey  degree  reform 
november 2009 by tsuomela
The Changing Face of Labor, 1983-2008 - CEPR
Over the last quarter century, the unionized workforce has changed dramatically, according to this new CEPR report. In 2008, union workers reflected trends in the workforce as a whole toward a greater share of women, Latinos, Asian Pacific Americans, older, more-educated workers, and a shift out of manufacturing toward services.
unions  labor  demography  survey 
november 2009 by tsuomela
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Do Americans Really Hate Flying? Or Really Love Driving?
Still, I'd expect the numbers for most 875-mile trips to be slanted fairly heavily in favor of air travel -- but instead, Americans are just as likely to drive this distance as to fly.
transportation  flying  rail  train  automobile  travel  american  attitude  polling  survey  habit 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Harmony Fills Generation Gap, Study Finds - CBS News
Young people, far from rejecting the values of their parents, seem to fault themselves for not living up to those standards. People under 30 tend to think older people have better moral values than they do, the poll said.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  attitude  american  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Forty Years After Woodstock, A Gentler Generation Gap - Pew Research Center
But this modern generation gap is a much more subdued affair than the one that raged in the 1960s, for relatively few Americans of any age see it as a source of conflict -- either in society at large or in their own families.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  american  attitude  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
SSRN-Preferences for Psychological Enhancements: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits by Jason Riis, Joseph Simmons, Geoffrey Goodwin
Four studies examined young healthy individuals' willingness to take drugs intended to enhance various social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. We found that people were much more reluctant to enhance traits believed to be highly fundamental to the self (e.g., social comfort) than traits considered less fundamental (e.g., concentration ability). Moral acceptability of a trait enhancement strongly predicted people's desire to legalize those enhancements, but not their willingness to take those enhancements. Ad taglines that framed enhancements as enabling rather than enhancing the fundamental self increased people's interest in a fundamental enhancement, and eliminated the preference for non-fundamental over fundamental enhancements.
psychology  cognitive-enhancement  cognition  personality  ethics  moral  survey  bioethics  self-perception  self-concept 
july 2009 by tsuomela
ESO - ESO 24/09 - Astronomer's new guide to the galaxy: largest map of cold dust revealed
This new guide for astronomers, known as the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL) shows the Milky Way in submillimetre-wavelength light (between infrared light and radio waves [1]). Images of the cosmos at these wavelengths are vital for studying the birthplaces of new stars and the structure of the crowded galactic core.
astronomy  astrophysics  galactic  survey 
july 2009 by tsuomela
6dF Galaxy Survey
The 6dF Galaxy Survey (6dFGS) has mapped the nearby universe over nearly half the sky.
astronomy  survey  galactic 
april 2009 by tsuomela
New cosmic map reveals colossal structures - space - 04 April 2009 - New Scientist
Called the Six Degree Field Galaxy Survey (6dFGS), the project scanned 41% of the sky, measuring positions and distances for 110,000 galaxies within 2 billion light years of Earth.
astronomy  survey  galactic 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Galaxy Zoo 2
The Galaxy Zoo files contain almost a quarter of a million galaxies which have been imaged with a camera attached to a robotic telescope (the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, no less). In order to understand how these galaxies — and our own — formed, we need your help to classify them according to their shapes — a task at which your brain is better than even the fastest computer.
science  mass-collaboration  astronomy  galaxies  survey  catalog  online 
march 2009 by tsuomela
They’re at it again.
The doom-cryers who assert we don’t read any more—or, if we do, it’s not the right kind of reading, not the literary reading we all used to do every single day back in the Golden Age of universal literacy.
reading  survey  culture  gloom-and-doom  declension-narrative  decline  literacy 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Philosophy Compass : Home
Unique in both range and approach, Philosophy Compass publishes peer-reviewed surveys of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline.
philosophy  online  directory  journal  reference  survey 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Legacy Loans |
Rick Perlstein on the absurdity of polling historians about the best American presidents. Conservatives and liberals may respond differently to the request. Strategic balancing.
history  survey  president  about(RonaldReagan) 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Pew Research Center: American Mobility: Movers, Stayers, Places and Reasons
As a nation, the United States is often portrayed as restless and rootless. Census data, though, indicate that Americans are settling down. Only 11.9% of Americans changed residences between 2007 and 2008, the smallest share since the government began tracking this trend in the late 1940s.
demography  america  movement  location  geography  history  statistics  survey  income  income-distribution 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Federal Reserve Bank: Survey of Consumer Finances
The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. The survey also gathers information on the use of financial institutions. The links to the surveys provide summary results, codebooks and other documentation, and the publicly available data.
government  data  economics  survey  income  demography  america  federal  consumption  behavior  money 
december 2008 by tsuomela
SDA: Survey Documentation
SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. There are also procedures for creating customized subsets of datasets. This set of programs is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley.
data-mining  data  archive  survey  sociology  open-data 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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