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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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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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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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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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Dat Badass Cookie originally shared to Text Fails Funny (Funny Text Fails):
 
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This book examines the underlying assumptions and implications of how we conceptualise and investigate poverty. The empirical entry point for such inquiry is a series of research initiatives that have used mixed method, combined qualitative and quantitative, or Q-Squared ( Q2) approaches, to poverty analysis. The Q2 literature highlights the vast range of analytical tools within the social sciences that may be used to understand and explain social phenomena, along with interesting research results. This literature serves as a lens to probe issues about knowledge claims made in poverty debates concerning who are the poor (identification analysis) and why they are poor (causal analysis). Implicitly or explicitly, questions are raised about the reasons for emphasising different dimensions of poverty and favouring different units of knowledge, the basis for distinguishing valid and invalid claims, the meaning of causation, and the nature of causal inference, and so forth. Q2 provides an entry point to address foundational issues about assumptions underlying approaches to poverty, and applied issues about the strengths and limitations of different research methods and the ways they may be fruitfully combined. Together, the strands of this inquiry make a case for methodological pluralism on the grounds that knowledge is partial, empirical adjudication imperfect, social phenomena complex, and mixed methods add value for understanding and explanation. Ultimately, the goals of understanding and explanation are best served if research questions dictate the choice of methodological approach rather than the other way around.

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A survey of teens and young adults in the U.S. shows those who smoke electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco within one year. #Science #Health
A survey of teens and young adults in the U.S. shows those who smoke electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco within one year.
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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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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 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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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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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."

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Hello, I wanna make a science project on non-binary people/trans people. I'm interested in how children's gender schema  and gender typing effects their gender identity. I pretty much teach myself (homeschool)  I have an online curriculum I use; It gives me classes and test. I usually can just ask my parents if I need something or search online but, I think for this finding a mentor would be the best thing to do. People recommend taking college classes or any classes and finding a nice professor, but I think money is required, I just begged my mom for a subscription to a study site and don't want to ask for more money and I don't know if a 14-year-old can take college classes so I thought id ask around and first would anyone like to mentor me?
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A valuable reference to help practising researchers not only to understand but also to apply innovative approaches to social work research.

Featuring extended case studies of actual research projects, the book provides an overview of a number of central features and qualities of social work research. It incorporates both distinctive methodological features, such as approaches to participatory inquiry, and provides accounts of researcher strategies to address particular challenges, such as carrying out studies with hard to reach populations. This book combines important methodological insights with pragmatic guidance on commonly experienced problems and how these challenges can be overcome.

This is a key resource for social work and social care students, social work practitioners and academics engaged in research.
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1001 Ebook

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After measuring the Quality of Life and identifying the deficiencies in your community, what steps should you take to improve the Quality of Life? This volume reviews methods for improving the Quality of Life that are based upon improving each of the ten domains of the Quality of Life; steps to improve health, means of reducing environmental toxins, orientation to bring about better self-concept and mental health, and so forth. In short, enhance the social and physical environment and improve the Quality of Life. In each of the ten domains, steps are set forth for eliminating undesirable and debilitating features of the domain. Social change comes about by the application of devised steps. The process has been called ‘telesis’ and it can be defined as the application of intelligent, well-tested, interventions to being about improvement. In some cases it may effect change quickly and others may require a continuing process of adjustment and change. As a handbook for community workers, this volume provides a framework for intervention that could lead to a better tomorrow.

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