Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Guardian data blog

This is an amazing blog.  The stories come from sets of publicly available data.  Each blog post usually includes a link to the original data set so that you can do your thinking about it as well.  This is an interesting kind of journalism, and as more large data sets become available, one we may see more of.  It also highlights some methods which could be used for other research as well, making full data sets available or linking to full text electronic resources when they are available.  This blog is using journalists skills to bring the ideas together, but by making the link to the original data set clear, as readers we are being challenged to explore the ideas for ourselves.  There is a gateway to world government data, to help each of us with our research.

Simon Rogers

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