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Ian McCarthy

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Google Scholar Metrics: Top ten most highly cited research papers in Business, Economics and Management.
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This time, again looking at data from the World Bank ( http://data.worldbank.org/ ). For all countries in the world, there is a very high degree of variation within the region on secondary enrollment. 19 of the 20 lowest countries are from Sub-Saharan Africa. Pakistan is the exception. Among 20 countries with highest enrollment, 3 are from Latin America and Caribbean, 3 are from East Asia and Pacific, and the remaining 14 are from Europe and Central Asia. Several of the high enrollment countries are the usual, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway. But several are also probably less usual: Belarus and Uzbekistan. If the upper limit were expanded a little, the list would also include Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia, and another expected country, Israel.
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Sajid Ali

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Looking Glass Shattered: Cubicle Commando to Constitutional Conservative Leader (3 Book 1)
https://goo.gl/WpQ2yW #politics #kindel #amazon #ebook
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A new article by the Huffington Post on gamification. The article refers to research by colleagues at the Beedie School of Business at SFU and King's College London http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/liisa-atva/gamify-your-business_b_9611520.html 
Businesses have successfully used game-like experiences such as frequent flyer programs, reward cards and sales competitions to increase loyalty and engagement for some time. However, "gamification," the term for this process, did not emerge until around 2010. To clarify, gamification is not about creating games, but learning why games are so engaging and applying the psychology and behavior behind that to business processes - gamifying non-gamin...
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Alan Kotok

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Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis are designing a smartphone app that taps social media to assist caregivers providing help for people with Alzheimer’s disease. #Science #Technology #Health
Researchers in Indiana are designing a smartphone app that taps social media to assist caregivers providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease.
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Thanks +Jo Dunaway ... Microvolunteering was designed for giving help to advocacy groups. It will be interesting to see if the technique can be adapted for helping caregivers as well.
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Is social interaction different in anonymous networks? The #freenet trust relationship data might prove useful: http://draketo.de/english/freenet/social-graph-snapshot
So, 02/14/2016 - 12:50 — Draketo Are trust relationships different in anonymous networks? This article should give you the tools to find out. Recently we were asked in the #freenet IRC channel, whether we have a copy of the trust graph in the Web of Trust plugin (which provides service discovery and spam protection). While there is an easy way to get the non-spammin... 1w6
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Call for abstracts, Conference on Complex Systems 2016, Sept. 19-22, 2016, Amsterdam. Deadline May 15, 2016
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Alan Kotok

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Social scientists and designers in the U.K. are developing a computer game to teach empathy and non-violence in family relationships. #Science #Technology #Health
Social scientists and designers in the U.K. are developing a computer game to teach empathy and non-violence in family relationships.
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Thanks +Jo Dunaway ... I sensed from the announcement the team wants to move carefully with this project.
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Dat Badass Cookie originally shared to Text Fails Funny (Funny Text Fails):
 
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Interdisciplinary community of people interested in recent developments Social Science. If you are a Sociologist, Economist, Physicist, Network, Computer or Data Scientist working on understanding human and social behavior you are in the right place.
 
One of the few tedious things I enjoy: making an APA ready citation list for my books.
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Data from the World Bank can be used to order countries by infant Mortality Rate (IMR).

There are 38 countries with IMR below 5, and 63 with IMR below 10. Of these 63, 6 are in Latin America and Caribbean, 7 are in East Asia and the Pacific, 38 are in Europe and Central Asia, 8 are in the Middle East and North Africa, 2 are in North America, and two are in South Asia.

The countries with the 15 lowest IMR are all in Europe and Central Asia, except two, Singapore and Japan, in East Asia and the Pacific. Some of the countries in Europe and Central Asia are Luxembourg, Iceland, Finland, Andorra, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and Cyprus.

There are 5 countries with IMR higher than 80: Chad, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, and Angola, all in Sub-Saharan Africa.

There are another 41 countries with IMR above 40 but below 80. 29 of these countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only one of these, Haiti, is in Latin America and the Caribbean, and only one, Djibouti, is in Middle East and North Africa. Two, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, are in Europe and Central Asia. Three, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, are in South Asia. Five are in East Asia and the Pacific.

Of the 15 countries with the highest IMR, all but two, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Ian McCarthy

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What is a creative consumer? http://wp.me/p68nVj-1j  #userinnovation
Creative consumers are defined as:”customers who adapt, modify, or transform a proprietary offering” (Berthon et al. 2007: 39) A few years back I wrote a paper with colleagues (Pierre B…
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Abstract: Sina Weibo, China's most popular microblogging platform, is currently used by over $500M$ users and is considered to be a proxy of Chinese social life. In this study, we contrast the discussions occurring on Sina Weibo and on Chinese language Twitter in order to observe two different ...
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Alan Kotok

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A clinical trial in Canada shows a drug already in use for chronic pain can serve as a substitute maintenance treatment for people addicted to heroin. #Science #Health
A clinical trial in Canada shows a drug already in use for chronic pain can serve as a substitute maintenance treatment for people addicted to heroin.
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What were the Four R's that brought about the rise of capitalism and fortunes for so much of the first world economies and resultant ripples within second and third world economies?  Read the summary in the article below.

http://www.aei.org/publication/perhaps-the-most-powerful-defense-of-market-capitalism-you-will-ever-read/
Economist Deirdre McCloskey recently spoke in London, and this brief summary nicely captures her talk and what her work on the power of economic freedom is all about. Next year will see the arrival of her latest book, "Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World," the completion of a trilogy on the wonder-working power of modern capitalism. Now McCloskey does not like the word "capitalism." She would prefer our ...
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1001 Ebook

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Cause-and-effect questions are the motivation for most research in the social, demographic, and health sciences, even though definitive answers to cause-and-effect questions may not always be possible given the constraints that researchers face in collecting data and evaluating alternative explanations. The counterfactual approach to causal analysis represents a unified framework for the prosecution of these questions. This second edition of Counterfactuals and Causal Inference aims to convince more social scientists to take a counterfactual approach when analyzing the core empirical questions of the social sciences as well as applied research questions of public importance.

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Social science skills are highly sought after in various industries!
 
Why Every Company Wants Anthropologists
After Government jobs, anthropologists outside academia are employed in large numbers by Microsoft. Other companies that employ anthropologists include Google and Adidas. "What customers want from a product and what companies think they want can be totally different, but it can take an anthropological lens to learn why."

Read more: http://buff.ly/1OpYkKv
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