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Plagiarism is a gross academic misconduct that should be treated with zero tolerance. Merriam-Webster defines plagiarism as “the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person”. However, every now and then I hear a colleague worrying about self-plagiarism — usually related to their own…

This is a short summary of data science concepts I wrote for undergraduate students at Temple University.

Data are records that contain facts about some phenomenon. The data can be unstructured such as natural language writings and images or structured such as weather readings and stock prices. The structure of…

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Every now and then one comes across the idea that academics should be paid for doing peer reviews. The reasoning goes usually something like this — peer reviewing takes up a fair amount of an academic researcher’s time; therefore, paying for peer reviews would be fair and could help particularly…

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