Using multiple knowledge sources to manage a mess

Using multiple knowledge sources to manage a mess

How do you deal with this? There is some ‘quantity of interest’ (QOI) that varies a lot between people and you want to know why. You have a lot of other data about each person that might provide some insights, and it’s all nicely arranged in a...

Computer Aided Statistics Textbooks

Computer Aided Statistics Textbooks

What is CAST? CAST is a set of interactive digital textbooks designed to help teach statistics to university students and professionals. It was developed by Dr Doug Stirling, a Senior Lecturer at Massey University (New Zealand). CAST itself is actually a whole set of...

New Problems – New Designs

New Problems – New Designs

In 1919, nearly 100 years ago, R.A. Fisher started work at Rothamsted Experimental Station. His experience there led to him publishing in 1925 the book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. It has rightly been highly influential. Much of our scientific knowledge...

CCAFS Data Management Support Pack

CCAFS Data Management Support Pack

This week, we’re taking a break from thinking about Data Flow to highlight one of our resource packs. Over the years, Stats4SD – and the Statistical Services Centre before us – have worked with partners to build sets of resources, usually for...

Changing the Data Flow Diagram

Changing the Data Flow Diagram

I mentioned that we want to update our Data Flow diagram. This leads to a whole set of questions, but perhaps the most fundamental one is that of shape. One of the main drawbacks to this model is that it’s linear. You start off thinking about who owns the data, then...

Rethinking the Data Flow Diagram

Rethinking the Data Flow Diagram

Since the beginning of Research Methods Support project, we have been using the term “Data Flow” to encompass our view on how data should be considered. Data is vital to a research project – it’s the raw material that you collect and explore to discover...

We have a blog!

We have a blog!

At Stats4SD, we get involved in a lot of different types of work. As a ‘support’ team, we’re often not on the front-lines of the projects we engage with. Our role is usually to help others – to facilitate our clients and partners to do their...