This Week in Data Reading
by Krista on April 18, 2017
This week Boris shares a piece on the persuasive power of data visualization. Read something provocative in the field of data science? Be sure to share your links in the comments.
In “The Persuasive Power of Data Visualization,” a group of New York University researchers demonstrates the results of an experimental assessment: the claim that data visualization is indeed an effective tool for conveying a message.
2018 Alan Musgrave Master’s Scholarship in Philosophy
University of Otago, New Zealand
Applications are invited for the Alan Musgrave Master’s Scholarship in Philosophy, with a starting date between February 1 2018 and before August 15 2018. The scholarship was established to provide support for high calibre international students to study towards a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Otago.
Applications close on 1 September 2017.
Applications are open to international students, who do not qualify for domestic tuition fee rates, intending to enrol full-time, either in a one-year BA (Hons) in Philosophy, followed by a Master’s degree by thesis in Philosophy, or in a Master’s degree by thesis in Philosophy. Applicants should have a BA in Philosophy (or equivalent) and demonstrate an appropriate standard of English.
The scholarship consists of a full rebate of tuition fees plus NZ $15,000 per annum to be paid as a monthly stipend. The tenure of the scholarship is for two years in the case of a BA (Hons) plus Master’s thesis, or one year in the case of a Master’s thesis.
For more information about the scholarship, details on how to apply, and an application form, visit: http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/otago020730.html
For more information about the Otago Philosophy Department, visit: http://www.otago.ac.nz/philosophy/
For more information on the required standards of English proficiency at Otago, visit: http://www.otago.ac.nz/international/postgraduate/index.html%23englishlanguage