Tag Archives: longitudinal study

School Expansion, Globalization, Software Work with WLS

The latest chapter of the online novel at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ is about how expansion of Social Tech High was continuing, then abruptly halted when the idea of increasing the size of the pool of candidates by going global came out.   A … Continue reading

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Brief Delay, But Some Luck With Data

Well, I missed a day yesterday, just not enough time to get things done.   I didn’t finish yesterday’s installment of the online novel at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ until today because it was difficult to write.  I don’t know why.   A bit of … Continue reading

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Note about Codebook Digitization

I got into great trouble for my post about codebook digitization for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, (WLS), by which I should have said that this information was not in a digital format I could actually use.   The WLS staff were … Continue reading

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Codebook Problem and Textbook Use

These are two entirely different topics.  One is the problem with studies, like the WLS, which have apparently not digitized their codebooks, which contain information about what the coded variables stand for.   This is discussed on http://SoftwareDevelopment.SocialTechnology.ca/sdwp/  Textbooks are a … Continue reading

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Using the Python on the WLS data, while still writing fiction

As noted on the software development blog at http://SoftwareDevelopment.SocialTechnology.ca/sdwp/ I have picked out a data set for prototyping work, the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which I last experimented with in 2002 and found very useful.  Now I play some serious prototyping … Continue reading

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