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I just finished my initial proposal for my doctoral research!

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After several years of changing my mind about what I want to do for my doctoral research, today I finished my Initial DEd Research Proposal for Automated Correlation Discovery of National Educational Data, and I hope that I can complete my full research this coming year with UNISA.

For those who want the “Cliff Note’s” version, here is my Summary / Abstract:

This is a proposal for data science / data mining meta-research in the field of Comparative Education. The basic methodology is to gather a large number of data sets about the characteristics of countries of the world, and then dependent upon the type of data within these sets, to compare them to each other, finding the maximum correlation coefficient for each pair of data sets. In the end, the data sets that are most intriguing will be explored further, and the full results of looking for correlations between national characteristics of all sorts will be released to assist other researchers in the social sciences.


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Written by Jacob Walker

November 26th, 2014 at 11:59 am

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