Why Open Access is a moral imperative

i hav riten about it befor, but here is som mor i came acros. Found via: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130117/03040821712/scientist-explains-why-putting-research-behind-paywall-is-immoral.shtml For general public: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jan/17/open-access-publishing-science-paywall-immoral http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417576&c=1 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research Background material for the curious: Blog series:…

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Proposal: A graphical tool to explore relationships between academic papers

Background Lately I've been interested in cluster analysis and factor analysis. These two families of analyses have extremely many practical data-related uses. So far I've begun cluster analyzing Wikipedia to…

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Paper: “Positive” Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010068     The hypothesised Hierarchy of the Sciences (henceforth HoS) is reflected inmany social and organizational features of academic life. When 222 scholars rated their perception of similarity between…

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Some random things that i read recently+thoughts

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-brazil-prisonreadingl2e8hp75l-20120625,0,7694158.story This is an interesting idea. - http://news.yahoo.com/math-anxiety-school-scientists-too-190128180--abc-news-tech.html http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/06/22/1205259109 Not surprised. Surely, there is a similar aversion among filosofy students at my university to logic, since its the formal near-equivalent…

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