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Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

Carr states about Pentland “what he fails to see is that those norms and influences are themselves shaped by history, politics, and economics, not to mention power and prejudice” in referring to Pentland’s claims that social norms, behaviours and influences can be accurately modelled mathematically.

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Education Technology Action Group consultation

SocialTech

Recent DigiLit Leicester research (from 2013 , and the soon to be released 2014 findings) indicate that while the majority of secondary school staff are highly confident in their use of technology, over 20% of staff working with learners are not confident about employing technologies to support key areas of practice. It’s important that we don’t limit work in this area by only focusing on quantitative data and summative assessment.

Education Technology Action Group consultation

SocialTech

Recent DigiLit Leicester research (from 2013 , and the soon to be released 2014 findings) indicate that while the majority of secondary school staff are highly confident in their use of technology, over 20% of staff working with learners are not confident about employing technologies to support key areas of practice. It’s important that we don’t limit work in this area by only focusing on quantitative data and summative assessment.

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The past two weeks in the Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC (SOCRMx) have covered ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ (Week 6 Quantitative data analysis) and ‘Interpretation and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Data Analysis’ (Week 7). 2014).

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