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Yes, Virginia, the social and data sciences are “science” | asecondmouse
"[fn1] So I’m not going to be using the phrase “data science” much in this essay, though in most of the “data sciences” one is interested in human individual and social behavior, so it’s the same thing."
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Vulgar: Language generator
"Vulgar is a constructed language (conlang) generator for fantasy fiction writing that creates unique and usable constructed languages in the click of a button. Vulgar's output models the regularities, irregularities and quirks of real world languages; phonology, grammar, and a 2000 unique word vocabulary."
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Chronique d’un retour à Diffa, ville de ma jeunesse merveilleuse engloutie par Boko Haram
"Sur place, c’est en kanouri, ma langue maternelle, que je vais recueillir les témoignages des victimes de Boko Haram qui révèlent l’ampleur de la tragédie humaine en cours."
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. … des sujets plus ou moins importants, mais pour les son…
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. … au vote populaire aux USA, et les sondages UK mettaien…
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. … suivante : les sondages n'ont pas prédit Trump (et le…
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. … ne signifiant pas "comptabilisé dans les exprimés", na…
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Chers , , , – À quand, enfin, un papier sans erreurs sur la "fiabilit…
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. … opération statistique, car elle n'est pas adossée à une loi de probabilité (l'échantillon n'étant pas a…
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. … quand vous parlez de pondération statistique dans les sondages par quotas, ça ne va pas du tout : le re…
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. … soit précis, soit (idéalement) les deux. Un sondage à N = 100 enquêtés peut être représentatif, mais il…
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. … "l'étape n°1" d'un sondage : c'est l'échantillonnage. Ensuite, la "fiabilité" est un terme flou : un so…
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Comment les sondages sont-ils élaborés ?
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asking the wrong questions about protest – scatterplot
"To be sure, there are things that are correlated with the effects of protest, and many of my respected colleagues have obliged reporters by giving them some of the answers. The most important one is size: absolutely, yes, bigger and more sustained protests are more likely to get at least some of what they want than smaller more ephemeral protests. Non-violent protest is more likely to win than violent protest. Successful movements combine street protests with other strategies. Proactive protests (where the protesters have the initiative) are more likely to win than reactive protests (where the opposition has the initiative and the protesters are scrambling to keep up). Left out of the recent news coverage is another generalization I think is often important: moderate groups in a field where there are more radical groups are more likely to gain victories than comparably moderate groups where nobody is more radical than they are (what we call “radical flank effects”)."
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Why young men queue up to die in the French Foreign Legion | Aeon Essays
"Rollet was a military genius who understood the inner symbolism of such things as heroic defeats, odd uniforms and lost limbs: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, one of Britain’s most decorated officers; José Millán-Astray, founder of the Spanish Foreign Legion; and Admiral Horatio Nelson himself were all missing hands or arms.  Suggestively, Paul Rollet went into battle with just a rolled umbrella. He believed that a commander showed lack of faith in his men if he needed to be armed, and besides, it distracted from his real task of inspiring his soldiers to fight. That Rollet seized on the heroic defeat at Camarón is no accident: men brought up to accept death and mutilation as the price for never being forgotten by their uber-family (the Legion) are stronger than those bribed with the comforting notions of victory and glory. "
fr:history  violence:war  violence:mutilation  history:military  violence:colonialism  history:colonialism  history:algerian-war 
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DataEngConf | Data Science & Engineering Conference | April 26 - 28 | San Francisco
"DataEngConf is the first technical conference that bridges the gap between data engineering and data science hosted by Hakka Labs - a community for software engineers, data scientists and data analysts centered around open source data technologies."
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… and the strength of the expertise seems to be inversely proportional to the number of days before the vote. Same…
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Je vous demande de vous arrêter
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Working with statistical model results in , updated to mention two wonderful packages by :…
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leeper/margins: An R Port of Stata's 'margins' Command
"An R port of Stata's 'margins' command, which can be used to calculate marginal (or partial) effects from model objects."

@seealso https://github.com/leeper/prediction
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carte d'électeur, quartier de la Goutte d'Or, 1900
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"Programmed Inequality" author Marie Hicks is speaking at tomorrow about women & computing. RSVP:
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⚡️ “My polling Golden Rules”
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1/ Mosca, "Methodological Practices in Social Movement Online Research", in dell…
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DeLong, Scott and Hayek — Crooked Timber
"Brad DeLong has a review of James Scott’s Seeing Like a State which I found pretty useful in clarifying some of my disagreements with him (Brad, not Scott). What he sees as a fundamental problem in Scott (that Scott is a Hayekian in denial, and that his denial of his intellectual heritage leads him erroneously to claim that markets are harmful to human freedom) I see as pointing to an important, but underplayed set of themes in Scott’s argument. Which is to say that I would have liked Scott to develop the reasons why he disagrees with Hayek more explicitly, but I think that they are clearly present in the book, and are in some respects at least, compelling."
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La question est-elle (1) how to do Web ethnography, ou (2) can social media data…
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Ancient Polities, Modern States (Foa, 2016)
"Political science is concerned with the study of polities. However, remarkably few
scholars are familiar with the polities of the premodern era, such as Vijayanagara, Siam,
Abyssinia, the Kingdoms of Kongo or Mutapa, or the Mysore or Maratha empires. This
dissertation examines the legacies of precolonial polities in India, during the period from
1707 to 1857."
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Guys, seriously… – Source: Greif and Mokyr, Journal of Institutional Economics, Douglass C. North Memorial Issue
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The US lags far behind its peers on “inclusive” economic growth - Vox
With an excellent visualization of 10% lowest/top income ratios in several countries in Norway, France, the UK and the USA.
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RT : How is economic growth shared across the population?

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