research skills

Dread risk and secondary data analysis

A few meetings back this article/concept came up in discussion and I promised I would post about it for the group. Gigerenzer, G. (2004). Dread risk, September 11, and fatal traffic accidents. Psychological science, 15(4), 286-287. doi: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00668.x There are…

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The R programming language

As a follow up to this week’s meeting, the R programming language is a free statistical programing/data analysis language. You can download the latest version for free from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) http://cran.r-project.org/   To get R on…

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Misunderstanding information needs

When information you need finds you first A disturbing (to me) trend in misunderstanding the way that humans use information – it’s superficially a nice idea to think that technology could determine our information “needs”, but this whole notion discounts…

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