Physical College Classrooms are so Yesterday. Why Are We Still Studying Deeper Learning in Face-to-Face Settings?

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My colleague who is a professor at Fitchburg State University studies deeper learning in face-to-face and online approaches in higher education. The idea is that if educators use deeper learning approaches, the students will learn more efficiently. Others have talked to me about deeper learning, and when I looked into it, I found that the […]

We Analyzed Public Data on Massachusetts Casinos and Were Surprised by What We Found

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My colleague Josie Haywood, President of Wiseiye, Inc. which is a data science company in the fintech space, alerted me to the overtures to minority- and women-owned small businesses being made by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MCG). On November 14, 2019, the MCG held a meeting specifically to encourage minority- and women-owned businesses to serve […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 2

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In Part 1, I introduced you to the old way of installing PC SAS, and pointed out that I hoped that installing free SAS University Edition will go better. Well, here’s some sunshine: it actually is better than the olden days. In the olden days, here were the steps for installing PC SAS: Get enrolled […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 4

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This blog post is part of my series on how to get up and running with free SAS University Edition. SAS says there are four steps to doing this, but each step is pretty complicated. The previous post in the series covers the first two steps, and this post covers the third and fourth step. […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 1

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A few years ago, I spoke at the Women in Data Science conference, as I mentioned in a LinkedIn article I wrote about how students are rejecting SAS and instead focusing on R and Python. At that conference, one of the students asked a good question: “If you want us to learn SAS, that’s fine, […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 3

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Step 1: Set Up in Preparation for Free SAS University Edition I have Windows, and I use OneDrive for my files. There were two things for the set up: downloading VMware (because I guess this is a “virtual” version of SAS), and creating directories named particular names that SAS will use for the install. They […]

DethWench Professional Services Teams up with Wiseiye, Inc. and Attends Events During Boston FinTech Week 2019

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My colleague Josie Haywood – President of financial analytics firm Wiseiye, Inc. – grabbed me and got me to attend my first Boston FinTech Week, which took place September 9 through 12 this year. What is Boston FinTech Week? I had never been, but Josie tries to hit it every year. As you can see […]

After Taking this Online Course, I’m Trying an Instagram Campaign

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I’m one of those people in the “over age 45” demographic who is not against Instagram, but never really picked it up. Therefore, it’s probably amazing that I’m doing an Instagram campaign. As a user, I’m bad at taking pictures. My arms are too short for selfies. As a consumer, I’m bad at looking at […]

What is Open Access Publishing in Scientific Journals and Why Should I Pay for it?

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I can easily tell you what open access publishing is – but then the first question you will ask is, “How did it get this way?” I will NOT be covering this belabored history of open access publishing in this blog post, but I encourage you to read this article in Nature to get a […]

Publishing peer-reviewed research: What should it cost?

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My initial answer: Not as much as I see people paying paying to publish research. I worked at the US Army for a while, and we hired consulting firms to help us publish peer-reviewed research papers. We had the data, and the questions – the consultants just had to analyze it and help us write […]