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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.

These travel time maps show how well, or badly, British cities are connected by rail

(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. To make things even cooler, the travel time map overlays a warped, pink version of the British isles. All that's probably a bit difficult to visualise, though, so let's actually try it out. “He perdido la fe en el mundo académico”


Tools. Interesting Papers. Conferences. ¿Cuánto vale mi comodidad? - Moviliblog. Foto: © CC BY Francisco Osorio Y cuánto vale nuestro tiempo.

¿Cuánto vale mi comodidad? - Moviliblog

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. Lo mismo pasa cuando viajamos en transporte público. 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.


¿Cuántos minutos vale viajar sentado? Lunes 2 de marzo, 8.15 AM.

¿Cuántos minutos vale viajar sentado?

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. 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 ?

Exclusif. Le recrutement des docteurs dans la haute fonction publique face au mur des "grands corps" de l'État

Saurez-vous « pitcher » votre thèse à un recruteur ? Can an index ever be a good measure of social inclusion? I really don’t like indices, particularly those that claim to measure what are termed “social issues”.

Can an index ever be a good measure of social inclusion?

And they seem to be everywhere. People around you control your mind: The latest evidence. So you’re sitting on a plane, somewhere in the back.

People around you control your mind: The latest evidence

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! How to conduct social science research. If you would like to produce good quantitative social-science research, try remembering these two words: “ceteris paribus.”

How to conduct social science research

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. “People are constantly looking at the world around them and trying to learn from it, and that’s natural,” MIT economist Joshua Angrist says. Angrist, the Ford Professor of Economics, has long been one of the leading advocates of research that uses “ceteris paribus” principles.

Fun and failure. OECD on Twitter: "How do we consume #energy thru #transport? See the IEA's #EnergySnapshotOfTheWeek RT @IEA. Personality types. Members Login Log in to your account below: Enter your e-mail address to receive a reset link.

Personality types

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. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A chart with descriptions of each Myers–Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions.[1][2][3] The MBTI was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

History[edit] Katharine Cook Briggs began her research into personality in 1917. Upon meeting her future son-in-law, she observed marked differences between his personality and that of other family members. After the English translation of Jung's book Psychological Types was published in 1923 (first published in German in 1921), she recognized that Jung's theory was similar to, but went far beyond, her own.[1]:22 Briggs's four types were later identified as corresponding to the IXXXs, EXXPs, EXTJs and EXFJs. Origins of the theory[edit] Differences from Jung[edit] Judging vs. perception[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.

PhD: The Book! by James Hayton

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.