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When Is Big Data Too Big? Making Data-based Models Comprehensible

17 days ago − Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
New Rochelle, July 11, 2016--Data-driven mathematical modeling is having an enormous impact on the ability to organize and describe very large data sets, and make inferences and predictions about populations and situations based on sampling data. However, as these models become increasingly complex, the ability of users to understand and apply them represents a growing challenge. The article "A Framework for Considering Comprehensibility in Modeling", which describes this emerging…
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07-26-16

Ageing Can Drive Progress
The UN estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older will have reached almost a billion by 2030. The proportion of those aged over 80 will grow…
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07-21-16

Study Identifies Ways to Share Key Data Between Researchers, Business Practitioners
Academic researchers study many aspects of business, but business practitioners rarely make use of that research. A multi-university research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than…
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07-14-16

Study Shows Allocation of Police Resources Affects Economic Welfare, Inequality
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Decisions about how to allocate police resources in a community are likely to influence not only crime but also housing prices, overall economic welfare and social…
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07-12-16

First-of-its-kind Survey Debunks Notion of Monolithic Youth Vote
Issues surrounding race and ethnicity are driving factors in the voting calculus of many young people of color and a majority of all young people believe the U.S. is…
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07-20-16

New Research Shows Men More Aggressive on Dating Sites, Women More Self-conscious
BINGHAMTON, NY - When it comes to messaging users on dating websites, men tend to be more aggressive and contact users they are interested in, whereas women tend to…
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07-12-16

New Penn Research Shows Average Joint Contains Much Less Marijuana Than Thought
How much marijuana does the average joint contain? "It seems like an odd question but major policy questions depend on the answer," said Greg Ridgeway, an associate professor…
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07-14-16

Differences in CEO Leadership Style, Company Culture Improve Firm Performance, Study Finds

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07-11-16

Report Identifies Ways to Boost Children's Quality of Life Through Outdoor Learning
Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its…
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07-02-16

UW Project Highlights Liability of Internet 'Intermediaries' in Developing Countries
How much liability do website owners and other online service providers have for content posted by other people? If someone posts content on your website that is defamatory, constitutes…
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05-13-16

Girls from Progressive Societies Do Better at Math, Study Finds
Research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the 'maths gender gap' - the relative underperformance of girls at maths - is much wider in…
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Strong Global Economic Engagement Is Essential for US Prosperity, RAND Study Says
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