Archive | March, 2012
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Cities would remain an enduring legacy

28 Mar

Within a human lifetime, the face of Earth has been transformed. Cities now dominate the landscape, and even if people disappeared tomorrow, cities would remain one of the Anthropocene’s most visible and enduring legacies.

Delta cities – adaptation to rapid change

28 Mar

Not until recently I became discovering the myriad problems which delta cities experience. Being part of international think thank dealing with wicked problems* in urban delta areas, I encountered many challenges for water management, urban planning, economy, heath, culture and politics.

Delta cities are centers for growing population and they are especially vulnerable to rising of water sea levels due to climate change. Consequently, millions of people are exposed to the risk of extreme floods and storms.

Despite the numerous attempts of humankind to tame nature, it is now time to think differently, share knowledge and embrace adaptation approach to deal with the rapid changes in urban delta areas. The two videos present the problems of delta cities and the importance of adaptation.

 

*wicked problems –  problems so complex that any solution leads to new issues because of complex feedback effects, where even the best option cannot ultimately resolve the problem, but will expose further issues requiring attention.

HELP! Stats and Psychology

25 Mar

As a future research in psychology, I encounter regularly challenges and unresolved questions. Recently I discovered the weblog of Jeromy Anglim who wrote more than 100 logs about data analysis,research methods, software and his research.

Have you ever wondered how to write a research review, sections of your paper, or report data?

Perhaps you would like to know how to transfer your raw data from Inquisit to SPSS.

Jeromy had some tips for me, maybe for you too.

Moreover, you can even ask him questions.

Currently, I am exploring what he offers and I concider that he really provides a bridge between statistics and psychology. His posts are very comprehensible compared to some textbooks.

Enjoy Jeromy Anglim’s Blog: Psychology and Statistics!