• Basics of Assessment and Evaluation

    The Research School has an extensive program on assessment and evaluation. We have picked out some of the basics we see as essential to assure the quality and accuracy of any on-line research. Few safeguards […]

  • Some Free and Low-Cost Spreadsheet Tools

    Google Sheets Google Sheets: http://www.google.com/sheets/about/?gclid=COS_1ZGrt8wCFSH3cgodczYGQw Google Sheets Templates: https://www.google.com/sheets/about/?utm_source=search&utm_medium=sitelink&utm_term=templates&utm_content=sheets&utm_campaign=GDocs&gclid=CIn3vLart8wCFSLicgod4yIIZw#section-templates   Apache Open Office http://www.openoffice.org/download/   Libre Office https://www.libreoffice.org/   Air Table (Note: Bills itself as a database rather than spreadsheet, accepts images etc). https://airtable.com/

  • Anonymization

    For many, anonymization has definite advantages. For some open source information searchers anonymization is absolutely essential. It protects both the user and system identities and keeps the interests and the identity of the searcher confidential. […]

  • Noteworthy Items

    Facebook lost the initial round of a court suit that takes it to task for collecting and storing biometric data that comes from photographs placed on its site. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/05/06/business/06reuters-facebook-lawsuit.html?ref=technology   The Associated Press has a […]