Monthly Archives: August 2011

An Understated Problem: Distance from the Data

When we discuss the fourth paradigm, we talk a lot about the challenges of data size. Big data size: deluge, flood, tsunami, and landslide. However, as my colleague Catharine van Ingen recently reminded me, there is something else going on. Something … Continue reading

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Autism and Community Science

Autism. The diagnosis didn’t even exist until the 1940s, though undoubtedly the disorder—well, actually a continuum of related disorders—did. Today, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that as many as 1 of every 110 children in the United States will … Continue reading

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