Feb 2017 Dutch youngsters’ #PolIdentity careers #RoderikRekker2017 #ElectoralStudies #Paneldata http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0261379415300093/1-s2.0-S0261379415300093-main.pdf?_tid=af5bf606-0258-11e7-b374-00000aacb362&acdnat=1488796738_c0fadfb582e0e0198e62f631657514fcMarch 6, 2017
Nov 2016 Tilburg #MigrationEcon for the #SocialGood. #PracticeMakesPerfect #Not #DataScience.
Today I heard about yet another ‘big data’ research project on ‘refugees-and-migrants’ and it became time to write something. The project aimed to interview undocumented migrants in Europe, then combine those interviews with data from mobile phones, bank accounts and national databases, and also with data from the organisations responsible for controlling the presence of migrants (and often deporting them). The aim of the project was, it appeared, unclear. The researchers wanted to, variously, create knowledge about the characteristics and situation of the undocumented because it would lead to better outcomes for migrants; to create knowledge because it would lead to social acceptance of migration, and to locate ‘lost’ child migrants.
This was not the only project I have heard presented recently. Since the increased influx of refugees into the EU due to the Syrian conflict, data science has discovered migrants as an object of study, and every new research…
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I made a video:
I sort of couldn’t help myself. When I lived in Denmark I volunteered at an asylum center. I mentored a 17-year-old Afghan refugee. Since then, I’ve had friends and colleagues get jobs in international refugee policy. Seen them, one by one, become frustrated at the stinginess, the injustice, the cruelty masquerading as bureaucracy. It’s impossible for me to talk or write about this in my own voice without getting worked up, so I tried using someone else’s.
I grew up in a super religious family. Church on Sundays, hands clasped before dinner, Bible camp every summer. I remember talking to one of my parents’ friends when I was maybe 13 or 14. She worked at a homeless shelter, she provided food and clothes and beds all winter, a big brick building in the middle of a neighborhood I had lived my whole life avoiding.
I was in my Ayn Rand phase at the time, and I…
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Jan 2017, Please Help to remove really bad #OA journals, a.k.a. Predatory Journals in Econometrics, Economics and Statistics from the #RePEc collection of Research Papers in Economics by joining the Quality Commission.
The RePEc community is looking for a volunteer to head a committee on quality control for journals admitted to be indexed in RePEc. Here is some background.
There is a growing number of journal-like outlets that pretend to be normal open access journals. But in reality, all they do is take authors’ money, and put the content up on a web site. They do no quality control. They have no editorial board that does any work. In fact, many times people on the board do not even know that they are on it.
Traditionally, RePEc has not done any quality control prior to listing additional journals. We believe that quality can best be assessed by users of the RePEc dataset. However, we have been criticized for helping these deceitful outlets gain a mantle of respectability through their RePEc listing. Therefore we take this step forward. We expect quality control also…
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Twee patiënten op de IC. De eerste een 53-jarige vrouw die plots onder de douche onwel is geworden en vlak daarna comateus op de badkamervloer werd gevonden door haar 15-jarige zoon. Toen de ambula…
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Oh my god, people, today’s the day! I’m practically bursting with excitement and anxiety. I feel like throwing up all the time, but in a good way. I want to go into every bookstore I walk by, find my book, and throw up all over it. That would be so nice, right? Also, I wanted […]
Great lessons in conditional probability to be learned from these data in Criminology
A decades-long focus on policing minor crimes and activities – a practice called Broken Windows policing – has led to the criminalization and over-policing of communities of color and excessive force in otherwise harmless situations. In 2014, police killed at least 287people who were involved in minor offenses and harmless activities like sleeping in parks, possessing drugs, looking “suspicious” or having a mental health crisis. These activities are often symptoms of underlying issues of drug addiction, homelessness, and mental illness which should be treated by healthcare professionals and social workers rather than the police.
Having studied the effects of uneven policing myself, especially how it pertains to the data byproduct of “police events,” I could not agree more.
There was a…
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Wat voor levensweg zal ik gaan leiden? Voor het wandelen bij het water in de winter (www) hoef je niet altijd zo ver te gaan. Een bescheiden watertje dichtbij is soms genoeg. Ik doe m’n best …
Source: WWW: De vijver van Endegeest
The truth about career-curveballs and vocal health.