data mining

Maximizing the value of data

Joe Karaganis and Ian Mulvany discuss ways to harness data efficiently at the annual conference of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing. Joe Karaganis describes his own directed software which data mines and analyzes millions of syllabus to answer whats taught at universities. Ian Mulvany discusses maximizing the value of data through software publishing and taking the journey from collected data to usable data. 

Joe Karaganis is the vice president of The American Assembly at Columbia University and Ian Mulvany, head of product innovation at SAGE Publishing. This post was originally posted onto a SAGE hosted website, Methodspace, under the same title

How social media stymies social science

Getting data is becoming more and more of an issue and is unfortunately leading to consequences in academia. Disagreements that were usually solved with data are now getting lost due to the the little publicly available data on social media sites. This is a significant change to how social science researchers are gathering their data that professor Henry Farrell says is "badly understood."