Sampling error’s more dangerous friend

Mind Hacks

Polls rely on sampling – the basic idea being that you don’t have to ask everyone to get a rough idea of how things are going to go. This is the issue of sampling error. Sampling error, as I’ve mentioned, but also sampling bias.

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Shakespeare I like Shakespeare. :).

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Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc.

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I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.

Is Wikipedia getting too hard? A random sampling

David Weinberger

Please note that this is an entirely unscientific, non-significant sampling. A couple of weeks ago, I happened to come across a few Wikipedia articles that struck me as too hard. I started getting worried that Wikipedia’s constant review process was resulting in articles inching up the Technical Accuracy pole while slipping down the Intelligibility for Non-Experts pole.

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Sampling from the stream of consciousness

Mind Hacks

Recently, psychologists have developed the experience sampling method to try and make sample the stream of consciousness a little more systematic. The New York Times has a fascinating article revisiting a classic problem in psychology of whether our accounts of our individual 'streams of consciousness' have any useful role in the scientific understanding the mind.

Grokking Aha!

Jay Cross

Sample images from Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter. Buy it now.

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Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

  BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

Do You Sociate? » Midomi delivers an old wish-list item of mine

Jerry Michalski

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

" Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore. Uranium ore sample sizes vary. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business) | Main | 2007 edublog winners announced!

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These advanced statistical methods have enabled the creation of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs instead of being explicitly programmed.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET

Mark Oehlert

For specific samples, we asked Download.com to send us adwareand spyware theyve seen in the wild, to better replicate the examplesyou are likely to encounter on your own, not theoretical or "zoo"examples.

Are online experiment participants paying attention?

Mind Hacks

One concern, however, is that online samples may be less motivated to pay attention to the tasks they are participating in. Online testing is sure to play a large part in the future of Psychology.

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first is what they call n=all, that is, collect and use lots of data rather than settling for small samples, as statisticians have done until now. “The The way people handled the problem of capturing information in the past was through sampling.

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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

These include samples in China, India and Singapore and for female leaders, since the original samples of executives in the early 80s were mostly male. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site.

Power analysis of a typical psychology experiment

Mind Hacks

Since it is a common test, I’ve been doing a power analysis for a two-sample (two-sided) t-test, for small, medium and large effects (as conventionally defined ). the required sample size increases drammatically as power drops.

Using Computers to Cure Medicine’s Pathologies

Andy McAfee

I read a little while back that a team at Stanford and elsewhere had developed a program that could accurately diagnose breast cancer by doing digital image processing of tissue sample. ” The trained C-Path software was then set to work analyzing a separate set of 328 Canadian samples.

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Jon Kabat Zinn

Jay Cross

You may want to sample. I bailed out of the Wisdom 2.0 conference Main Stage events yesterday afternoon and missed the opportunity to see Jon Kabat Zinn , whom I only know from his books and tapes: Jon is a god. I revere him. He moves mountains.

Ten Alternatives to Happy Sheets

Nigel Paine

Interview a sample of participants and ask for their views. Interview a sample of line managers and ask what changes they have noticed. Sample customer satisfaction. Ask what performance changes you want to see and then measure them. Use the staff survey as an indicator of change. Measure increases in activity following on from the training. Ask the participants to comment one month or three months on about the continuing benefits.

Fact Retrieval vs. Problem Solving in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

In general, 2nd-3rd graders will switching a counting strategy to math facts retrieval when doing arithmetic, but these researchers found "considerable variation in the mix of strategies used to solve these problems.Retrieval fluency related to grade level in this sample.".

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Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report analyzed the productivity-growth declines across a sample of seven countries, - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, - which represent about 65% of the GDP of advanced economies.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

These include samples in China, India and Singapore and for female leaders, since the original samples of executives in the early 80s were mostly male. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

By almost any standards the sample in this study was large – 8,500 cases drawn from 14 organisations across six industries in nine countries. A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development.

This Week in Law: Not all that legal

David Weinberger

A Nina sample On Friday I was part of the This Week in Law vidcast, hosted by my it’s-been-too-long friend Denise Howell [twitter: dhowell ], along with Nina Paley [twitter: ninapaley">ninapaley ]. Nina’s work is gorgeous + righteous. You must see it. That is an order.)

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New Book from Jay. Almost.

Jay Cross

website for more information, sample graphics, and a substantial excerpt. The draft of my new book, Aha!, 21 Ways to Work Smarter and Become Who You Are , is on sale for $12. I don’t write books the way I used to. I have Lean Fever.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They’ve enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to complex problems like language translation, natural language processing, and playing championship-level Go.

Neoliberalism and MOOCs: Amplifying nonsense

George Siemens

In recent presentations, I’ve been positioning MOOCs in terms of the complexification of higher education (see below for sample presentation). I’ve said this many times over the past six months: If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 will be the year of the anti-MOOC. Things are unfolding nicely according to plan. Faculty don’t like MOOCs. Critiquing MOOCs is now more fashionable than advocating for them.

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10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Luis Suarez

It’ was just an opportunity for me to highlight how blogging is alive and kicking if just a sample of the articles linked above contained hundreds of different blogging tips, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced blogger.

Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

Nine out of ten companies sampled by Altimeter are engaged in one or more digital transformation practices: These efforts are being championed by the Chief Marketing Officer, the CEO, and occasionally the CIO.

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When Football Kills Good Pedagogy in College

Nine Shift

Students are allowed to sample classes before they have to register for them." . Here's a disturbing story about how good teaching and learning is being killed by college football. Calstate was put on NCAA probation for practicing good teaching and learning!

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Designing with science

Clark Quinn

Ideally, with your sample population. How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing. While we always would like to follow learning science, there’re not always all the answers we need.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

This study sampled 35,000 managers and employees across the globe. A Revolution or a Slow Demise? I’ve recently read Clark Quinn’s excellent new ‘Revolutionize Learning & Development’ book. Clark always provides a thoughtful and enlightening perspective.

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Links for 2008-07-23 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

Brobst Systems - Ready-made Website Templates and Themes - Free Samples Social Bookmarking For Enterprise Knowledge Management | Intelligent Agent. Martin De Saulles » SMEs and the Web - Executive Summary. SEOmoz | Beginner's Guide to SEO - Single Page Version.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning , and related advances like deep learning , have enabled computers to acquire tacit knowledge by being trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, thus learning by analyzing large amounts of data instead of being explicitly programmed.

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Brilliant folks that need to be read.

George Siemens

A recent sampling of their thinking: From Kate: I really think the measure of our capacity to call ourselves a community relates to our responses in a whole range of situations for which there can’t be laws or even social demands, but only instinct… and that’s where I think we are with our transactions, our struggling social communities, our networks, the places and persons that we care for.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Beth Kanter

3 at 9 am on my LinkedIn Influencer blog for a chat with NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward where we will discuss collective philanthropy and why you should donate to the NTEN Challenge. Happy Thanksgiving! ‘m spending time with family and we’re giving thanks for all we have.

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like language translation, natural language processing, and playing championship-level Go.

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The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first survey is based on a representative sample of 2,002 general public adults and was conducted by landline and mobile phones. The second survey was conducted online, and is based on a representative sample of 3,748 US-based scientists who are members of AAAS.

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Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement

Dan Pontefract

The researchers used three samples of data, and aggregated more than 1000 working adults. The term whitewashing is defined as “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.”

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Frontiers of Typicality

Doc Searls

Our sample size is 1, so wadda we know?). Dear Student Name, Your Remarkable Candidate Application for admission to Uncanny Valley University is already mostly done. Click here to see. We’ve pre-filled lots of stuff to make sure you get a personalized application experience. And, your Remarkable Candidate status also qualifies you to get these Remarkable Advantages: No essay (we’ve written that for you too). Some kind of scholarship. Short cut to admission.

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Stories from stories

David Weinberger

You can read a sample here , or buy it here. My sister-in-law’s new book is out: Re-visions: Stories from Stories, by Meredith Sue Willis. She re-tells classic stories from a different point of view. I haven’t read it yet — I just ordered it — but I’m willing to bet it’s excellent. Sue (as we call her) has the fiction writer’s gift of bringing people and places to life. How does she do that

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Is Impulsivity a Bad Thing?

Eide Neurolearning

Answer - it depends.

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Do you have 4 minutes to help me learn what people do all day at work?

Dan Pink

But because we’re working hard to make sure we have a fully representative sample, and because the huge response has given us a chance to assemble even representative subgroups, we’re looking for more participants.