Tag Archives: Social Technology

Top Down and Bottom Up

An overview of top down and bottom up approaches to the social technology software development problem. Continue reading

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Proposed Standards for Social Surveys

Standards are proposed for the storage and translation of machine-readable data, including the not only responses but also questionnaire and response set information. It should be possible to reconstruct the entire survey procedures and instruments automatically, without human intervention, so that the resulting mass of data will be most useful for social technology, as well as in the social sciences. Continue reading

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AI or Not AI?

A natural language interface to a large question and answer database may look like artificial intelligence, but it is not. Could it ever be the basis of one? Maybe.
Would that be useful for social technology? An open question. Continue reading

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Combining Data Sources

Missing data methods can be used to combine datasets from different survey instruments by treating questions not asked and the answers they didn’t provide, from one to another of various overlapping questionnaires as missing data, estimated using the methods in the last post. Continue reading

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Ah, software. New revised. again tool selections.

Belay that! Hold all tool selection ideas before this. I wish I could use TikiWiki, but it is too template driven, hence slow, has a wiki syntax incompatible with the popular wikipedia, which is driven by the very nice MediaWiki. … Continue reading

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Index Page for Social Technology Software Development

Social Software Development This site is for the development of new software. It complements the main Social Technology site. What is Social Technology? Briefly, Social Technology is technology for social uses or technology with a social basis. Facebook is a … Continue reading

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Initial Requirements

An initial set of requirements for the software to be produced by the Social Technology Software Development project is to support requirements analysis and other parts of the development cycle, along with the capabilities of a Content Management System and Integrated Development Environment for the underlying programming language. Continue reading

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