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Compiling a Compendium of Countries

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Compendium of Countries LogoFor the past several weeks I have restarted my work on my doctoral studies with the University of South Africa (UNISA).  I have scrapped my past draft research proposal, because I was not sufficiently enthusiastic about what would be gained from them, based upon the time investment.

But, now I feel I am working on a thesis that will truly add something of significance to the field of Comparative Education and to the social sciences, in general.  Plus, it will result in a data set that can be used in multiple manners afterwards by other researchers, and tools that other researchers can use. I am compiling an open Compendium of Countries, which will contain as much quantitative information I can get about every country of the world.

And then I’m going to see which characteristics of countries have correlations with each other.  This I hope will find potential patterns that can be of benefit to recognize and understand.  I will post more soon about what I’m learning as part of developing my research proposal.

Written by Jacob Walker

November 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 am