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Should we believe innocent looks or statistics? Explaining P-Value

Should you believe innocent looks or statistics? I hope you side with statistics after reading this blog. Otherwise it would mean I have failed as an educator. Well, one day I came home and found my dogs near a bunch of chewed books. To be fair, I didn’t catch them red-handed, but it was “obvious” t...

Unit for Data Science and Analytics Fall 2022 Schedule

The Unit for Data Science is a hub for research collaborations and student mentorship. It is a one-of-a-kind resource at ASU Library. Opportunities to get involved and learn about data science are through  a free online Canvas course, a Podcast, and/or attend our open virtu...

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ASU Library hosts inaugural data science conference

The data science field is rapidly expanding, but is often driven by the private sector, which monetizes data. On Wednesday, June 8, nearly 50 people from three dozen academic institutions across the country virtually attended the inaugural meeting of data science in libraries, hosted by Arizona Sta...

Sowing Doubt: Parler

Sowing Doubt: Anti-“Big Tech” Narratives, Parler, and the Alt-Tech Attention Economy

By  Michael Simeone  and Shawn Walker June 1, 2022 It was the spring of 2020, and the presidential election was only a few months away when Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) decided to gamble big on an all-out political offensive. From the start of the 2020 presidential election cycle, there were early sig...

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BARDA challenge

Our team was approached to take part in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) challenge during the Fall 2021 semester at Arizona State University (ASU). This competition was interested in predicting hospitalizations in children under the age of 18 with COVID. The analysi...

A first distant reading of randomly selected French content (30% sample) using Iramuteq (F. Clavert)

Research Applications with Web Archives: Collaboration Among Archives Unleashed Cohorts

Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash   Web archives present opportunities to explore and enhance our understanding of our digital cultural heritage. After a quarter-century of intentional collection and curation, they offer a br...

Twitter stock price prediction

After analyzing the correlation between Reddit data and stock prices from a blog post, we at the Unit for Data Science and Analytics began to wonder: “What about Twitter data”? We have seen in the past how certain tweets have affected stock prices, for better or for worse. So, we formulated the hypo...