At a recent PhD seminar, a group of students had to talk about a particular thesis problem they had on two slides; mine was that I seemed to have created The NeverEnding Literature Review. I had lots of ‘themes’ in my literature review, and lots of different fields of study...Read More »
I am interested in data analytics, particularly the ways we can empower users by giving them access to their own data and help aid in the decision making process. I am interested in technologies such as linked-data and am part of the Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) EU project. Data/learning analytics plays a big role in my PhD, for which you can read the initial pitch here.
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As part of the Jisc business intelligence project lots of clever folk from different HE Institutions are getting together, looking at data they know about and working with HESA to augment it with data HESA collects. The result is the creation of all kinds of interesting businesses intelligence...Read More »
I’m having lots of trouble writing recently. I think this is because much of my writing is currently sitting around in private word documents. I think because you don’t see any progression that way the work never progresses. So, after a conversation with my professor I’ve decided to ‘dump’ whatever...Read More »
I’m currently trying to write scripts for Google Apps that poke around with Reddit API and save results in Google Spreadsheets. I’m finding hard to learn both the Reddit API and Google Scripts at the same time (despite much appreciated help from @mhawksey and @brucemcpherson) . In an attempt to...Read More »
This doesn’t tell you how many people of that profession there are, it tells you how many people of that profession are in Wikipedia, with structured data on both the persons birthplace and profession. It might tell us as much about how Wikipedia is being used as how many people...Read More »
I wanted to come up with a quick method that I could reuse where I could ask Wikipedia a quick question, get some numbers and create a heat map. I still haven’t come up with the quick process, and when I mess with data I tend to stick with what...Read More »
VBA script to loop through directory of CSVs and create separate PowerPoint presentations for each file
As per the very long title, this is a Visual Basic for Application that will loop through directory of CSVs and create separate PowerPoint presentations for each file script which I am saving this for future reference. VBA script to loop through directory of CSVs and create separate PowerPoint presentations...Read More »
I’ve started to wonder, just how much can we find out about a subject from Wikipedia? I’ve been wondering if I can ask serious questions and big questions to the data set to get serious and big answers out. I thought I’d start by exploring an area of Wikipedia that...Read More »
A few days ago I mapped out the death places of Monarchs of England. I wanted to try the same technique on a bigger dataset and keeping on trend with some other stuff I’ve done with Reddit I decided to...Read More »
(according to Wikipedia)
This was a quick and dirty experiment to see how easy it is to auto generate an interactive map from Wikipedia/DBpedia. There are some caveats and things I still need to iron out.
These are people that Wikipedia has described as a Monarch of England, they must have a...Read More »