Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Assorted Links: 7th September 2010

1. The Hewlett Packard Social Computing Lab focuses on 'methods for harvesting the collective intelligence of groups of people in order to realise greater value from the interaction between users and information'.

2. "The agony and the ecstasy: the history and meaning of the Journal Impact Factor" (Garfield and Sher, 2005).

3. Measurement of administrative burden imposed on Irish business by Central Statistics Office inquiries

4. http://www.bundle.com: Track your spending

5. DIT School of Computing launches a new master's programme in data analytics

6. A story on the OECD's Education at a Glance 2010, in today's Irish Independent: "For every €7 spent on a primary pupil, nine is spent on second level and 12 is spent on third level".

7. Another Irish Independent story: the mechanics of random selection in the CAO application process

8. Bloomberg Businessweek: The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

9. Below is a video from the OECD showing the importance of tax credits for understanding government funding of research and development (R&D). When tax credits are taken into account, Korea spends the most (as a percentage of GDP) on R&D. Canada spends ten times more on R&D tax credits than it does on direct funding for R&D.

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