For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to write a weekly article for OpenLearn, loosely inspired by a topic featured in that week’s OU/BBC co-produced radio programme, More or Less.
Here’s a quick round-up of the posts to date:
- Diary of a data sleuth: Football injury time – Does injury time lead to last-minute goals?
- Two can play at that game: When polls collide – can surveys be rigged to give each client the result they want? Or is there some subterfuge at hand..?
- A partial history of OU adventures in lego engineering – More or Less looked at the force required to crush Lego bricks, I took the opportunity to dig through 20 years of Lego at the OU…
- Diary of a data sleuth: Getting to grips with the census data – With the recent release of key statistics around the UK’s 2011 census by the Office for National Statistics, I had a quick look at how easy it is to locate and start playing with the data…
- Diary of a data sleuth: Data-scraping the sick bucket – are more of us getting sick in winter or is it just hype?
Elsewhere, I also posted a quick review of some of my tinkerings with the OpenCorporates API over on the OpenCorporates blog: Data Sketching With the OpenCorporates API