Apr 10, 2023
Creative Commons licenses are a new legal tool aimed at bringing copyright law into the digital age. Here, our expert explains how they work and weighs their pros and cons.
Oct 18, 2022
Stratified sampling is a method of data collection that offers greater precision in many cases. This guide introduces you to its methods and principles.
Sep 09, 2022
Ordinal data is any data that can be ranked or ordered. How does it differ from other types?
Aug 09, 2022
Scope creep is a pernicious problem that can spike a budget and tank a project. Solving it before it begins is your best bet.
Jun 14, 2022
Too often, sloppy research methods return results that are mathematically supported but in no way reflect reality. To fix this problem, incorporate context in the form of prior assumptions.
Apr 05, 2022
Data-driven research is crucial to understanding the marketplace, yet the replication crisis suggests much big-data analysis may be worthless. Fortunately, a simple tweak to research methods can undo much of the harm.
Feb 22, 2022
To make effective risk assessments, you need to understand the difference between relative and absolute risk.
Jan 11, 2022
The proliferation of AI solutions has made big data all the rage, but you can probably find a less expensive way to generate useful, actionable insights.
Nov 16, 2021
You can compile all the data-driven analysis you like, but it’s useless unless someone in a position of power actually pays attention to it. Make sure you include the key ingredient to pique interest: context.
Sep 21, 2021
Despite astonishing technological breakthroughs, productivity has been relatively stagnant over the past two decades. Sussing out the reason for this stagnation offers a useful blueprint for future corporate investment.
Aug 10, 2021
A problem from econometrics illustrates the difference between artificial and human intelligence. Understanding tacit knowledge and the limits of AI is crucial to deploying it effectively and fairly.
Jul 12, 2021
Tech companies often prefer job candidates with majors in STEM fields in their hiring practices. The day-to-day reality of the workplace, however, suggests they would be better served to focus on a different set of criteria.