I have added a new section to this web site to begin exploring the resources available to help students learn about Distributed Ledger Technologies. See the menu item above for the link.
See for an interview with Richard Self about some aspects of Data Science at http://www.odbms.org/2016/11/qa-with-data-scientists-richard-j-self/
This interview comments on aspects of Data Science such as Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Data Blending and Data Ingestion into analytical systems
The linked article from the Harvard Business Review is a salutary analysis of some of the problems that can arise from how we choose to present the results of our analysis of data.
The article is called “Is That Chart Saying What You Think It’s Saying?” and asks us to be careful how we read charts. It also asks us to be aware of the ethics of data presentation. Far too many people presenting data in the form of charts very carefully choose what are often very misleading charts in order to force us to create the lie in our minds.
However, it is also very easy to inadvertently present the story in a misleading fashion if we don’t ask ourselves how others might read the chart.
This is the new BDA Resources for Education and Research website.
The Resources section is now being actively developed and contains several pages of open data sources
It is owned by
Richard J Self, Research Fellow in the Big Data Laboratory at the University of Derby, see http://computing.derby.ac.uk/wordpress/people-2/richard-j-self/ , email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Kathy Maitland, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University, see http://www.bcu.ac.uk/computing-engineering-and-the-built-environment/research/centre-for-software-engineering/people/dr-kathleen-maitland , email Kathy at Kathleen.Maitland@bcu.ac.uk