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Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter begins by discussing the meaning of data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery. Data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery refer to research areas which can all ... More


The “Science” of CDM and the “Art” of Strategic Compromise

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes basic steps in the CDM process. It begins with a discussion of a working definition of clinical data-mining (CDM). It then discusses securing administration support and ... More


The Quantitative CDM Doctoral Dissertation

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses and illustrates the use of quantitative CDM methodology in recently completed social work doctoral dissertations. Although these doctoral dissertations are more ... More


Breaking New Ground: Qualitative CDM

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses two qualitative CDM doctoral dissertations as well as a single qualitative CDM study initiated by a practitioner. It considers the unique methodological requirements and ... More


On the “Discovery” of Clinical Data-Mining, and Why Practitioners Should Do It

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes a time of “discovery” of CDM as a research method and the study that was in many ways the prototype for all future CDM studies. In the case described in this chapter the Mount ... More


Practitioner-Initiated CDM Studies: Principles and Exemplars

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents several published exemplars of practitioner-initiated, quantitative CDM studies. Statistically straightforward and, in that sense, not very complex, often they demonstrate the ... More


Modelling Issues

David F. Hendry

in Dynamic Econometrics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283164
eISBN:
9780191596384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283164.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Data mining has three distinct meanings, but is detectable when it denotes ignoring, or camouflaging, conflicting evidence in a prejudiced search for an acceptable model. The twin dangers of ... More


Terminology and Defining Concepts

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter situates clinical data-mining (CDM) specifically as a “practice-based research” strategy rather than as an example of “research-based practice.” The latter more closely approximates ... More


The Possible Futures of CDM and Evidence-Based Practice

Irwin Epstein

in Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335521
eISBN:
9780199777433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335521.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents some personal thoughts about future possibilities for CDM based upon current involvement as a research consultant and as a social work doctoral faculty member. It briefly ... More


How computing has changed statistics

Brian D. Ripley

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter describes the effects on statistical work of the massive increase in the availability of computers and in their speed and storage capacities. The questions tackled concern the use of ... More


Seeing the Cloud of Data

Tung-Hui Hu

in A Prehistory of the Cloud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029513
eISBN:
9780262330091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029513.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the ways that companies, users, and states alike navigate the overload of data in the cloud by targeting information, and argues that targeted-marketing campaigns online come ... More


Querying the Archive: Data Mining from Apriori to PageRank

Matthew L. Jones

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focused on activity at Stanford, Google, and IBM, this chapter stresses the centrality of the database community of academic computer science and industry in the creation of data mining practices ... More


Putting Data Before Theory

Gary Smith and Jay Cordes

in The 9 Pitfalls of Data Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844396
eISBN:
9780191879937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844396.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

The traditional statistical analysis of data follows what has come to be known as the scientific method: collecting reliable data to test plausible theories. Data mining goes in the other direction, ... More


Using Data Mining to Discover Biological Patterns in Citizen Science Observations

Daniel Fink and Wesley M. Hochachka

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the use of data mining to discover biological patterns in citizen science observations. In particular, it describes a set of statistical tools designed to take advantage of ... More


Medical Data, New Information Technologies, and the Need for Normative Principles Other than Privacy Rules

Anton Vedder

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Recent technological developments invite us to reconsider traditional conceptions of privacy and to extend the normative framework for the moral and legal assessment of new information technologies. ... More


Dynamic Econometrics

David F. Hendry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283164
eISBN:
9780191596384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283164.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This systematic and integrated framework for econometric modelling is organized in terms of three levels of knowledge: probability, estimation, and modelling. All necessary concepts of econometrics ... More


Retaining Customers: Customer Relationship Management

Grahame R. Dowling

in The Art and Science of Marketing: Marketing for Marketing Managers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269617
eISBN:
9780191699429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269617.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter looks in detail at customer relationship management (CRM) as a more holistic approach to customer retention. It is premised on the belief that developing a relationship with customers is ... More


The Paradox of Big Data

Gary Smith and Jay Cordes

in The Phantom Pattern Problem: The Mirage of Big Data

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198864165
eISBN:
9780191896514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864165.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

The scientific method tests theories with data. Data mining dispenses with theories and searches through data for patterns, often aided by torturing the data with rearrangements, manipulations, and ... More


Public Policy Privileges

Stavroula Karapapa

in Defences to Copyright Infringement: Creativity, Innovation and Freedom on the Internet

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198795636
eISBN:
9780191836930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795636.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

A substantial body of copyright infringement defences is primarily available to institutional users, such as educational establishments, libraries, and archives. In light of the advent of the ... More


Using Qualitative Data Mining for Practice Research in Child Welfare

Austin Michael and Sarah Carnochan

in Practice Research in the Human Services: A University-Agency Partnership Model

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197518335
eISBN:
9780197518366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518335.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

As described previously in Chapter 5 of Practice Research in the Human Services: A University-Agency Partnership Model, qualitative data mining represents a key example of an emerging practice ... More


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