- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this tool that can help integrate HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal (it might happen one day!!). See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and if interested please get in touch [@h2cm OR h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk]. Welcome.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
A SciDev.Net Learning Report"Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity in recent years. Media outlets and research communication organisations alike have invested in the production of data visualisation, committing to the belief that visualisation is an effective form of communication.
In this report, Chapter 1 contextualises the rise of data visualisation and its purported potential to stimulate a 'data revolution' in development. The specific contributions of data visualisation to research communication goals are discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 explores instances in which data visualisation is an appropriate form of research communication, recognising that it is not a ‘magic bullet’ solution to the need for more evidence informed decision-making, but should instead be used selectively. Chapter 4 discusses ways to enhance the effectiveness of data visualisation. Lastly, Chapter 5, provides concluding remarks and highlights areas in which further research and discussion are required so data visualisations can be used to the greatest effect in the research communication sector.
While a number of claims have been made around the potential of data visualisation as a communication tool, there has been a relative lack of informed discussion around the role that data visualisation can play in the research communication sector.
This report builds on our experiences of producing data visualisations and in data journalism more broadly, and brings together the lessons we have learned with insights from the broader sector of research communication. What follows will help researchers, research communication managers and journalists to make more informed decisions about when to invest in data visualisations in order to meet research communication goals."
My source: SciDev.net on twitter
Sunday, July 24, 2016
ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender,
race, religion, sexual orientation
Periodic or otherwise
.... 1945 ... ...?
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Forbes: How 'Pokémon GO' Can Lure More Customers To Your Local Business
Friday, July 22, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
"Philosophers disagree on exactly what it would
take for an animal to qualify as a person.
Kristin Andrews at York University in Toronto, Canada,
suggests searching for the six attributes listed here." p.17
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Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Rutkin, A. (2016). Almost human? New Scientist, 2 July. 231:3080. 16-17.
BBC Future: 'Wisdom of the crowd'; The Myths and Realities
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I wonder if you wouldn't mind informing your Trust of Manchester's 5th National Suicide Bereavement Conference, which I am organising. This will be of interest to many of your staff, for the following reasons
- caring for those bereaved by suicide is a key priority for the suicide prevention strategy
- the Health Minister is due to launch a suicide bereavement pathway document which is relevant to all NHS Trusts in England.
You might be interested to know many Trusts have staff attending this event.
Thank you for considering my request.
Dr. Sharon McDonnell
Honorary Research Fellow and Winston Churchill Fellow Centre for Mental Health and Safety
Jean McFarlane Building (2nd Floor)
University of Manchester
Monday, July 18, 2016
If you are a registered nurse or midwife currently practising in the UK and are involved in direct patient care, please complete this short anonymous survey by selecting the link below. It will take around 10 minutes to complete.
The survey closes on 5 August 2016.
The RCN is supporting the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), supported by Public Health England and Imperial College London, to develop a framework for evaluating and endorsing health apps.
As part of this work, NICE is running this survey study to better understand the ways that nurses and midwives in the UK use such apps in their clinical practice, and to explore their opinions around the evaluation of health apps. The results will help to inform the development of the evaluation framework.
Please contact caroline.rapu AT rcn.org.uk if you have any questions.
Programme Manager (National Guidance and Quality Assurance)
Ms Rapu - RCN | my response submitted.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
"You see, when
lived far away, you knew
I was there, and I kept something for you,
even though you had never seen
a polar bear or an ice floe . . .
kept your wild, cold, raw. ...
When you see it whole,
you remember that
it’s not polar bears over there,
|and snakes over here;|
it’s one place,
one strange special place.
or not at all."
Jeanette Winterson, Polar Bear
also cited by
Scott, L. (2015) The Four-Dimensional Human, Windmill Books. p.200.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture (IDHMC) at Texas A&M University (http://idhmc.tamu.edu) is pleased to announce “Coding for Humanists,” a new book series from Texas A&M Press that addresses the practical skill-development needs of scholars in the humanities. The series is edited by Quinn Drombrowski and Laura Mandell.
The hands-on training offered at an institute or workshop such as DHSI, DHOxSS, and HILT equips scholars to pursue new directions in their research and/or pedagogy. These workshops stand apart from generic technical training sessions through their focus on the specific needs, interests and goals of humanists. The pedagogical approach respects students’ intelligence and expertise without assuming a pre-existing knowledge of other programming languages or technologies.
The “Coding for Humanists” book series follows in the spirit of these workshops (http://coding.forhumanists.org). Each volume focuses on a particular tool, technology, methodology, or programming language, using humanities examples. Without assuming any prerequisite technical knowledge, “Coding for Humanists” books guide scholars through the jargon, concepts, and processes fundamental to the technology under consideration, leaving them ready to use the technology independently, or deepen their knowledge through resources written for a general audience. For scholars who are unable to attend an in-person workshop, or who wish to develop new technical skills as time permits, the “Coding for Humanists” series fills an unmet need for clearly-written, accessible training materials developed specifically for a humanistic audience.
The first volume, Drupal for Humanists by Quinn Dombrowski (http://drupal.forhumanists.org/), will be published this fall. Co-editor of the series, Quinn Dombrowski is the Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT at UC Berkeley, and has developed numerous digital humanities sites using Drupal, including the DiRT Directory and DHCommons. She has taught “Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects” at DHSI since 2014, and Drupal for Humanists expands upon the materials that have been used successfully in that course.
This book is a significant expansion of, and improvement on, the open access early drafts that have been posted on this site since 2013, and are still available through the Wayback Machine. Over the next year, excerpts from the book will be posted to the site. In addition, there is a great deal of further information about Drupal modules, configuration, and tips and tricks for building Drupal sites that extends beyond the maximum feasible word count for the book. This information, too, will be posted on an ongoing basis, and contributions will be solicited from the community of humanities Drupal users and developers. (From: http://drupal.forhumanists.org/ )
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
e: idhmc AT tamu.edu
List info and archives at at: http://digitalhumanities.org/humanist
Friday, July 15, 2016
The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo16) is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from the computational and social sciences to help fill the gap between the two communities. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum to help practitioners from the two disciplines define common research objectives and explore methodologies. The organizers welcome a broad range of contributions, from those that apply methods from the social sciences to the study of socio-technical systems, to the application of computational methods to the study of complex social processes and the use of social concepts in the design of information systems.
SocInfo16 offers an opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge between the two communities by soliciting presentations of original research papers and experience-based case studies in computer science, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics, linguistics, artificial intelligence, social network analysis, and other disciplines that can shed light on the open questions in the growing field of computational social science.
SocInfo16 will also offer workshops and keynote talks that will be tailored to enhance the collaboration between the two research cultures in an era when social interactions are ubiquitous and span offline, online and augmented reality worlds. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New theories, methods and objectives in computational social science
- Computational models of social phenomena, including behavior modeling
- Dynamics of social collaborative systems
- Social network analysis and mining
- Mining big social data
- Social influence and social contagions
- Web mining and its social interpretations
- Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
- Rich representations of social ties
- Security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues
- Opinion mining and social media analytics
- Credibility of online content
- Health informatics
- Social Media and Health behaviors
- Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies
- Equity in social and information systems
- Social choice mechanisms in the e-society
- Social applications of the semantic Web
- Social psychology and personality
- Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
- Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defense aspects
- Urban informatics
- Forecasting of social phenomena
- Socio-economic systems and applications
- Collective intelligence and social cognition
We solicit submission of two types of contribution
Full papers: should not exceed 14 pages (excluding references and any appendix).
Short papers: should not exceed 8 pages (excluding references and any appendix)
Submissions will be reviewed through a single-blind review process (names of the authors visible). To ensure a thorough and fair review process, this year’s conference will rely on a two-tier review process and we will enforce strict review guidelines to provide even higher-quality feedback to authors. To further incentivize useful and detailed feedback to authors, contributions of best reviewers will be rewarded with special mentions.
As in previous years, accepted papers will appear in Springer’s Lecture Note Series in Computer Science. We will also allow accepted papers to be presented without publication in the conference proceedings, if the authors choose to do so. Some of the full paper submissions may be accepted as short papers after review by the Program Committee. A small set of particularly high quality and important papers will be selected for journal publication.
Original manuscripts should be submitted in English in pdf format through the EasyChair. Because SocInfo will publish proceedings, manuscripts should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines.
Full paper submission: July 20th, 2016 Submit paper here
Notification: August 20th, 2016
Camera-ready version: August 31st, 2016
Workshops: November 14th
Main conference: November 15-17, 2016
Ferrara et al. The Rise of Social Bots. Communications of the ACM (59)7:96-104 (2016)
Emilio Ferrara, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
University of Southern California
Information Sciences Institute
EUROPEAN-SOCIOLOGIST AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 106 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en106
This issue features:
- a Special Theme presenting a variety of research results that show the richness and range of Cybersecurity issues and their application domains. This special theme has been coordinated by the guest editors Fabio Martinelli (IIT-CNR) and Edgar Weippl (SBA Research).
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- an article "International Informatics" written by Gerard Alberts (University of Amsterdam) on the Occasion of Aad van Wijngaarden’s 100th Birthday
- a section Research and Innovation" with news about research activities and innovative developments from European research institutes
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Monday, July 11, 2016
As we all know that eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage in a variety of ways. For example, it helps provide services to remote populations and underserved communities through telehealth or mHealth. It facilitates the training of the health workforce through the use of eLearning, and makes education more widely accessible especially for those who are isolated. It enhances diagnosis and treatment by providing accurate and timely patient information through electronic health records. And through the strategic use of ICT, it improves the operations and financial efficiency of health care systems.
The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) has a special focus -the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage.
To read the Global Observatory for eHealth, World Health Organization, 2016
Hope you find it interesting.
HIFA profile: Ghassan Shahrour is Chair of the Syrian Medical Informatics Association (Syrmia). His professional interests include Health for All, Health Promotion, and Equity in Health. syrmia AT gmail.com
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The Development of RUFDATA
"Approaches that are high in ‘fidelity’ are not appropriate for complex, dispersed organizations. In other words, an approach which depends heavily on the precise specification and performance of its various components in order for it to work at local level will be subverted, understood as a necessary evil or even resented as a tool of surveillance and control. What is required is an approach that is low in fidelity. The metaphor of a ‘framework’ is therefore apt. A framework should provide a generic context for action in which some recognizable shaping characteristics are evident but within the shape a wide range of actions is possible (p.15). ...
RUFDATA is an acronym for the procedural decisions that would shape evaluation activity. The letters of the acronym stand for the following:
Saunders, M. (2000). Beginning an Evaluation with RUFDATA: Theorizing a Practical Approach to Evaluation Planning. Evaluation, 6(1), 7-21.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Monday, July 04, 2016