Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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The Limits of Big Data: A Review of Social Physics by Alex Pentland | MIT Technology Review

The Limits of Big Data: A Review of Social Physics by Alex Pentland | MIT Technology Review | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
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The Coase Theorem is widely cited in economics. Ronald Coase hated it.

The Coase Theorem is widely cited in economics. Ronald Coase hated it. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Coase argued transaction costs were essential for understanding economics. Many people claim he said the opposite.
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UK Data Explorer

UK Data Explorer | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Explore the UK 2011 census data and more on beautifully designed maps. It's a superb resource for geography and maths lessons.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental

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I love GI/mapped stats, it would be even better still if it was done using functional mapping related to population size not geographic size, though.

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Phys.Org Mobile: Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

Phys.Org Mobile: Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers?

America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.

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Bias, Blindness and How We Truly Think (Part 2): Daniel Kahneman

Bias, Blindness and How We Truly Think (Part 2): Daniel Kahneman | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In 1738, the Swiss scientist Daniel Bernoulli argued that a gift of 10 ducats has the same utility to someone who already has 100 ducats as a gift of 20 ducats to someone whose current wealth is 200 ducats.
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Theory-Induced Blindness and the introduction to reference points.

Economics Education and models need a face-lift.

 

excerpt: "The mystery is how a conception that is vulnerable to such obvious counterexamples survived for so long. I can explain it only by a weakness of the scholarly mind that I have often observed in myself. I call it theory-induced blindness: Once you have accepted a theory, it is extraordinarily difficult to notice its flaws. As the psychologist Daniel Gilbert has observed, disbelieving is hard work."

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20 free data visualisation tools

20 free data visualisation tools | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Brian Suda presents 20 tools and educational resources for cleaning up data and creating brilliant visualisations

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Simulations Let Readers Experience Stories for Themselves

Simulations Let Readers Experience Stories for Themselves | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Real-as-life simulation games can help readers understand the investigations we write about and the obstacles our sources face every day.
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Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind

Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Frigand and Hill worked together after 9/11 gathering information from hundreds of sources including reports, brochures, magazines and the Internet, to create a poster-sized Mind Map of all the parties involved in the restoration of lower Manhattan. The main branches they created were government, civic, infrastructure, properties, victims and memorials. They also identified organizations created after 9/11. When the map was completed, it illustrated everyone involved and their connections in what Hill calls "a brain-friendly manner." People connected with the rebuilding effort were able to visualize the big picture and its details at the same time.

 
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