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These travel time maps show how well, or badly, British cities are connected by rail. There are two different ways of measuring distance. (Actually, there are more, perhaps infinitely more, but for the purposes of this story we shall go with two.) You can do it as-the-crow-flies, drawing a straight line to find the shortest distance between two points; or you can consider how long it would actually take you to get from point A to point B.

Of these two methods, the former has the advantage of being objective, scientific and accurate; but it's the latter that actually chimes with human experience of the world. Which brings us to this rather clever map we found on the website of entrepreneur, occasional CityMetric contributor and professional Yorkshireman Tom Forth. The map shows how well connected 22 British cities are by rail. Click on any one of them, and you can toggle between one map showing physical distance, and another showing how long it’ll actually take you to travel to other cities by train. (This is something called an “isochrones” map.) Let's start with London. “He perdido la fe en el mundo académico”


Tools. Interesting Papers. Conferences. ¿Cuánto vale mi comodidad? - Moviliblog | Moviliblog. Foto: © CC BY Francisco Osorio Y cuánto vale nuestro tiempo. Las respuestas varían en función de las percepciones, de perspectivas y de nuestro entorno. Si me toca hacer fila en un parque de atracciones, la experiencia será completamente diferente si estoy sentado a la sombra o de pie bajo el sol. Si me llevan al cine, necesito saber si es para una buena película antes de decidir si invertir o no mi tiempo. Los sistemas de Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), en línea hoy en 180 ciudades, aunque han mejorado notablemente los tiempos de viaje, tienen el problema del sobrecupo. Para entender mejor el impacto del sobrecupo en la calidad del viaje, realizamos el estudio “Evaluación de la comodidad del pasajero en el transporte masivo” en Santiago de Chile (bus y metro) y Bogotá (BRT) donde hablamos con más de 1.000 usuarios a través de grupos focales y encuestas.

Los sistemas de transporte masivo (BRT y metro) mejoran el servicio, pero no necesariamente promueven la comodidad.


¿Cuántos minutos vale viajar sentado? | pedestre. Lunes 2 de marzo, 8.15 AM. En la parada del flamante bus de la RTP que hace el recorrido Miguel Ángel de Quevedo – Santa Fe (EcoBús es su nombre artístico) se pueden apreciar dos filas: una larga, bastante larga, y otra corta. El paisaje se repite en las horas de mayor demanda en gran parte de los centros de transferencia modal y terminales de microbuses de la ciudad: una fila larga, que se despliega de la puerta del bus hacia atrás, y otra corta que se coloca de la puerta hacia adelante. El esquema organizacional es muy simple: en la fila larga esperan los que se quieren ir sentados. La fila corta, compuesta por gente que está dispuesta a irse de pie, comienza a correr una vez que ya no quedan asientos disponibles en el microbús y por lo tanto se detiene el flujo de la fila larga. En la fila larga de Miguel Ángel de Quevedo y Universidad cuento 80 personas.

No debiera ser así, pero a veces el precio a pagar por viaje digno en la ciudad es media hora de espera. Palabras al cierre En "2. Exclusif. Le recrutement des docteurs dans la haute fonction publique face au mur des "grands corps" de l'État. Les docteurs pourront-ils intégrer les corps de la haute fonction publique, comme le prévoit l'article 78 de la loi ESR du 22 juillet 2013, et dans quelles conditions ?

Plus d'un an après l'adoption de la loi Fioraso, la question n'est toujours pas tranchée, et a nécessité la mobilisation d'une mission spéciale dépêchée par la secrétaire d'État à l'Enseignement supérieur et à la Recherche, et l'avis du Conseil d'État. La Rue Montpensier a même convoqué mi-septembre une assemblée générale – un cas de figure rarissime pour un sujet qui ne relève pas de la plus brûlante actualité – pour répondre à la demande d'avis formulée par la directrice générale de la fonction publique, Marie-Anne Lévêque. Cet avis, dont EducPros a eu connaissance, examine point par point les dispositions de l'article 78 de la loi ESR.

Et en conclut que la loi est conforme à la Constitution. Pourtant, rien n'est encore gagné. Une multiplication d'obstacles une autre lecture du ministère. Saurez-vous « pitcher » votre thèse à un recruteur ? Can an index ever be a good measure of social inclusion? | Let's Talk Development. I really don’t like indices, particularly those that claim to measure what are termed “social issues”. And they seem to be everywhere. Ok, the Human Development Index did a lot to push countries to do more on health and education, and its rankings serve to pit countries in good competition with each other. Single measures are also intuitive and easy for monitoring purposes.

Just to stop my initial train of thought here, I have two problems with indices that measure “well-being”: first, they are often weighted and the weights assigned to individual components expose the subjectivity of their creators. If you think primary education is more important than reproductive health, and you assign weights that way, that’s what your index will pick up. Second, in a bid to make them comparable across countries, their creators make indices awfully generic - almost reductionist. ​ But what do I do when people ask me for a summary measure of social inclusion?

Agreed! People around you control your mind: The latest evidence. So you’re sitting on a plane, somewhere in the back. Sweat is rising off this human stew, and in horror you watch it condense, trickling down the window glass. You slam the blind shut. Eww. Of course the feeling is irrational—you’re flying, through the sky! —but you hate everything right now. Someone next to you swipes his credit card to buy an in-flight movie, which again reminds you of the insult, the nickel and diming, of air travel.

And yet. That’s the power of peer pressure. In a recent working paper, Pedro Gardete looked at 65,525 transactions across 1,966 flights and more than 257,000 passengers. If someone beside you ordered a snack or a film, Gardete was able to see whether later you did, too. Because he had reservation data, Gardete could exclude people flying together, and he controlled for all kinds of other factors such as seat choice. By adding up thousands of these little experiments, Gardete, an assistant professor of marketing at Stanford, came up with an estimate. How to conduct social science research.

If you would like to produce good quantitative social-science research, try remembering these two words: “ceteris paribus.” That’s Latin for “other things being equal.” And it’s a key principle when designing studies: Find two groups of people who, other things being equal, are distinguished by one key feature. Consider health care. If you can find two otherwise equal groups of people who differ only in terms of health care coverage — one group has it, one doesn’t — then you may be able identify a causal relationship at work: What difference does it make when people get health insurance? Without such a research strategy, scholars can be left staring at a tangle of potential causes and effects.

Suppose you have one group of people with health insurance, and one without — but the insured people are wealthier. Are they better off financially because they have insurance, or do they have insurance because they’re better off financially? The hunt for randomization The rest of the “furious five” OECD on Twitter: "How do we consume #energy thru #transport? See the IEA's #EnergySnapshotOfTheWeek RT @IEA. Personality types | 16Personalities. Members Login Log in to your account below: Enter your e-mail address to receive a reset link. Forgot password? Not a member yet? Take our personality test and join in the results screen! Personality types Analysts “Architect” Imaginative and strategic thinkers, with a plan for everything.

“Logician” Innovative inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. “Commander” Bold, imaginative and strong-willed leaders, always finding a way – or making one. “Debater” Smart and curious thinkers who cannot resist an intellectual challenge. Diplomats “Advocate” Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists. “Mediator” Poetic, kind and altruistic people, always eager to help a good cause. “Protagonist” Charismatic and inspiring leaders, able to mesmerize their listeners.

“Campaigner” Enthusiastic, creative and sociable free spirits, who can always find a reason to smile. Sentinels “Logistician” Practical and fact-minded individuals, whose reliability cannot be doubted. “Defender” “Executive” “Consul” Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Model of personality types A chart with descriptions of each Myers–Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory. In personality typology, the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.

The test attempts to assign a value to each of four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. One letter from each category is taken to produce a four-letter test result, such as "INTP" or "ESFJ".[2][3] The MBTI was constructed by two Americans: Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, who were inspired by the book Psychological Types by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung.

History[edit] Briggs began her research into personality in 1917. Myers' work attracted the attention of Henry Chauncey, head of the Educational Testing Service. Format and administration[edit] Abierto al público 6 pasos para el buen análisis de datos. PhD: The Book! by James Hayton. In 2003, I started a PhD in physics at the University of Nottingham. Although I was determined to do well, I soon discovered that it is much easier to get onto a PhD program than it is to complete one... I succeeded in the end, but only after a struggling through a change of project, countless failed experiments, broken equipment, constant self-doubt, and a minor mental breakdown. This book shares my experience, along with the general principles I've developed over the last four years working with PhD students in all disciplines. The purpose of a PhD is to develop the skills of a professional academic researcher. If we assume that you don't have a significant amount of research experience when you first start your PhD, how do you close the skill gap between beginner and professional academic researcher?

In this book, you will learn the fundamental principles of skill development, and how to apply them towards becoming an excellent researcher, while avoiding the most common mistakes.