The (Amateur) Data Science Body of Knowledge

With a format for learning to be an Amateur Data Scientist established and a firm understanding of how you learn, it’s time to focus on what to learn. There are no shortages of Internet posts, magazine articles, or college syllabi describing what a “Data Scientist” should know. I originally thought the term was still up for debate – but there are “real”…


Stopping exam cheating – plagiarism checking is not enough

I read in today’s Sydney Morning Herald the continuing story of universities in Australia fighting a constant battle with cheats in exams and assessments. Today’s story reveals that there’s not just a problem with plagiarism in essays, but also students paying impersonators to sit their exams for them: University students are increasingly paying impersonators to…