Data Skeptic

Ever wondered what your next career would be? Today, Keyon Vafa, a computer science Ph.D. student at Columbia University, joins us to discuss his latest research on developing a machine-learning model for career prediction. Keyon extensively spoke about how the model was developed and the possibilities it brings.

Direct download: career-prediction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am PDT

Noura Insolera, a Research Investigator with the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), joins us to share how PSID conducts longitudinal household surveys. She also shared some interesting findings from their data exploration, particularly on the observation and trends in food insecurity.

Direct download: the-panel-study-of-income-dynamics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm PDT

Susan Gerbic joins Kyle to review some of the surveys Data Skeptic has launch, draft a new survey about podcast listening habits, and then review the results of that survey. You can see those results at the link below.

Watch the videos Susan mentioned on her Youtube page at the link below.

Direct download: survey-design-working-session.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

The use of social bots to fill out online surveys is becoming prevalent. Today, we speak with Sara Bybee, a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Utah. Sara shares from her research, how she detected social bots, the strategies to curb them, and how underrepresented groups can be more represented in surveys.

Direct download: bot-detection-and-dyadic-surveys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am PDT