by Timothy McAdoo
Whether you’re a \”numbers person\” or not, if you’re a psychology student or an early-career psychologist, you may find yourself doing some data mining. Psychologists are increasingly encouraged to provide their data online for other researchers to use and analyze. And big-data psychologist is one of the hot new jobs in the industry.
Because big data is a big deal, you’ll want to know how to cite a data set.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. (2013). Treatment episode data set — discharges (TEDS-D) — concatenated, 2006 to 2009 [Data set]. Retrieved from http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/SDA/SAMHDA/30122-0001/CODEBOOK/conc.htm
Note that the name of the data set is italicized. And, a description of the material is included in brackets after the title, but before the ending period, for maximum clarity.
In-Text Citation Example
The in-text citation for this reference would be \”U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies (2013)\” or \”(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, 2013).\” Of course, if you cite that a number of times, you’ll probably want to abbreviate the author name.
Data sets sometimes have many other documents associated with them (e.g., reports, papers, and analyses about the data; tests and measures used to procure the data; user manuals; code books). When you are citing one of these related items, whether instead of or in addition to the data, be sure to describe the format in brackets after the title. For example, in this example from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition, \”Data file and code book\” is used to describe the format:
Pew Hispanic Center. (2004). Changing channels and crisscrossing cultures: A survey of Latinos on the news media [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/
The in-text citation would be \”Pew Hispanic Center (2004)\” or \”(Pew Hispanic Center, 2004).\”
On a recent visit to leading Business School Libraries in the United States, I could not help but smile at their rows of staplers lining the reference desks. It felt like home. We were not alone.
This morning I got this article in my Inbox - Staplercide! by Jason Vance. Well worth a read – gives good insight (with a smile) into the life cycle of the stapler and student behavior. I was rather surprised to read the students at Indiana University Law library using their feet to get staples through thick packs (this happened in 2000 – maybe they’ve evolved). Why I was surprised, I don’t know, because our students are not far off – our staplers usually get attacked with fists.
Long live the Library Stapler!!!!
Poverty traps are insidious economic disasters that have terrifying consequences for individuals and indeed entire populations.
How much cash does a country need to escape a poverty trap? Goerg and co say their model suggests that the money should be equivalent to halving the cost of disease treatment and prevention.
But this level of investment is not needed in the long term. Goerg and co say the same outcome can be guaranteed if the long term investment is equivalent to only 15 per cent of this cost.
See on medium.com
Did you know the GIBS Information Centre has created an application, with the help of Pearltrees, that links you to authoritative websites? No?? You have to visit our web resources page for a closer view.
You will find information on
- Business schools,
- South Africa,
- Insurance industry
- Mining industry
- Banking industry
- Emerging markets,
- Latin America
- Research data
- Country related data
- Census data
- Private infrastructure
- Food and Agriculture
- Data search engines
- Working papers
- Reference sources
- Business models
- Sustainability (Green)
- Women in business
Suggestions are always welcome.
This is maybe not everybody’s cup of tea, but when you do a lot of searching, and the same websites keep on appearing, this might be a welcome change.
It is still in its experimental phase, but has received rave reviews from industry leaders. What makes it unique, is the fact that it returns no Facebook, Google+ or other account results. What is does, is search pages buried deep in the web and returns long-tail content not found through traditional search engines.
Go try it out yourself at http://www.millionshort.com
Alan Clark, CEO of SABMIller, says that the emerging markets have been a positive for the company after it reported results on Thursday.
MNCs – SABMiller
See on video.cnbc.com
With a skills shortage of between 20,000 and 70,000 high-end ICT professionals in South Africa alone, business and education must work together to close the gap, say stakeholders.
ICT shortfall, Africa – ”Dr Brenda Scholtz of NMMU noted that the skills shortage did not cut across all levels of ICT, however. “The shortage is mainly in development, business intelligence, BPO, data analytics, testing and quality assurance, and enterprise architecture,” she said. - Meryl Malcomess, Marketing Director at SYSPRO Africa, noted that as an ERP player, SYSPRO believed strongly in the need to develop ERP skills across the continent. “Thanks to mobile, you now see small business people and farmers able to become viable players within the larger supply chain.” However, without ERP skills, the benefits would not be fully realised, she said.”
See on www.biztechafrica.com
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD)
agreed on Monday (18 November) to introduce legislation requiring German
companies to allot 30% of their non-executive board seats to women from 2016.
Women in business – “Women currently hold about 12% of corporate board seats, according to German media reports. – Among the 30 largest DAX companies, women have 101 of the 488 board seats, or 22%, according to the DSW, Germany’s largest association of private investors. - The European Commission last year proposed requiring companies with more than 250 workers and listed in European Union countries to have 40% of women on their boards by 2020. But Germany and other EU countries resisted. Germany said those rules should be set at the national level.
Norway, which is not an EU member, imposed a 40% quota in 2003, a target reached in 2009. Norwegian companies can be liquidated if they fail to reach the target.
See on www.euractiv.com
Our visual approach is based on small multiples, to compare easily the different results and indicators from different countries.
Global pulse statuses – ” (Carnby) . . . Our visual approach is based on small multiples, to compare easily the different results and indicators from different countries. - We also added a human “touch” to the answer graph because it has the form of “We … did something” (where did something is the answer category). We replaced “we” with the corresponding translation for each country. The translation was provided by Google Translate.
Donut Chart legend: Green (Positive), Gray (Neutral), Red (Negative).
See on visualizing.org