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August 2005

Papers from First E-Social-Science Conference Online

The papers from the first conference on e-social science, which was held in late June of 2005 in Manchester, England, are now online.

-Contributed by Jim Jacobs

Data versus Conventional Wisdom: A Book Review


Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner provides an economist's analysis of some social issues not normally associated with economics, such as, the causes of crime, the impact of parenting on child development, and the power of information in combating racial discrimination. more...

CODATA meeting notes

Notes from US National Committee for CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology) meeting, July 13-14, 2005, with follow-on activities proposed for IASSIST member involvement
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