Tag: students

Habits and open data: Helping students develop a theory of scientific mind

(This article was originally published at BayesFactor: Software for Bayesian inference, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.) This post is related to my open science talk with Candice Morey at Psychonomics 2015 in Chicago; also read Candice’s new post on the pragmatics:

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Beyond Open Data

Beyond Open Data On heartbeats, hippo attacks, and building open story into open APIs. On May 17th, a small team of researchers and Ba’Yei polers set out to explore the Okavango Delta’s catchment from top to bottom. By the time

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Getting youth excited about data

At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful.

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Safe Hallways, Successful Tests

Safe Hallways, Successful Tests Every year, New York City public schools conduct an in-depth survey of their parents, students and teachers. According to the Department of Education, the survey, one of the largest of any kind in the nation, “helps

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Measles Reporting and The Dangers of Semi-Open Data

Measles Reporting and The Dangers of Semi-Open Data If you read local news, you might see headlines like: “Private schools putting NYC at risk for measles outbreak” in The New York Post,  “Immune to Logic: Some New York City Private Schools

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