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Advice to involuntarily remote workers from someone with [almost] seven years of remote experience

As I’ve alluded to at various points—see here, here, and here—I have been working remotely since leaving academic life almost seven years ago. I had, in fact, been planning an entry on how I believe remote work is going to … Continue reading

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Yeah, I blog…

A while back I realized I’d hit fifty blog posts, and particularly as recent entries have averaged—with some variance—about 4000 words, that’s heading towards 200,000 words, or two short paperbacks, or about the length of one of the later volumes … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, the social and data sciences are “science”

Dedicated to the memory of Will H. Moore This is the first in a two-part series on leveraging quantitative social science programs to provide training in data science, inspired by a recent invitation to provide input on that topic at … Continue reading

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Feral Plus Three

The usual apologies—or something like that—for the absence of entries of late but, well, I’ve been working, a lot, and since the Mission Statement of Parus Analytics—man, I can’t begin to tell you how many three-hour meetings, corporate retreat weekends … Continue reading

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A Field Guide to Millennials and Gen-Xers in Social Data Analytics

Background: This was vaguely solicited advice to a funding agency which, exercising the usual discretion characteristic of this site, shall remain anonymous. [1] Hence the organization into ten points rather than the usual seven. 1. They are digital natives: You cannot … Continue reading

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Seven reasons I probably can’t help you get my open source software running on your computer

The EL:DIABLO/PETRARCH system is beginning to get some traction, and with this, we are starting to get increasing numbers of emails asking for assistance. In a few instances, these can be resolved and in a very, very few instances, they … Continue reading

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A hundred or so questions to think about asking at an academic job interview

The following two lists of questions were accumulated over the course of about 16 academic job interviews I had, as a candidate, across 36 years [1], with some additional input from probably a couple hundred interviews I’ve participated in on the … Continue reading

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Defunding NSF Political Science, continued

John Sides at MonkeyCage has provided the revised text of the Coburn amendment (a) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in the Division of … Continue reading

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The Job Talk Debate

This is what blogs are about, eh? The issue of value of the job talk, a blogosphere phenom [1] initiated by Dan Nexon has now escalated to the usually rarefied policy precincts of Dan Drezner [2], so rather than work … Continue reading

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