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Singular ‘they’ as best practice

At NewKnowledge, we think a lot about how to interpret data and how to do it accurately and ethically. Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, a linguistic anthropologist, joined our team as a Researcher in July 2017. Dr. Barchas-Lichtenstein writes here about one strategy for writing that can improve our reporting practice. — Although Merriam-Webster, the AP Stylebook, and […]

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NewKnowledge Researcher to Present on Systemic Change for Social & Environmental Justice

NewKnowledge will be sponsoring a special presentation at the Human Science Institute (HSI) 2017 Conference, to be held in September at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The conference theme is closely aligned with our mission – A Difference That Makes a Difference: Systemic Change for Social and Environmental Justice. HSI is a […]

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Big Data Collaboration Raises Big Questions, Big Opportunities

Ever wonder how big data affects your life? Do you think about how your personal data is used to track your online habits, or how health workers predict disease outbreaks? Who controls big data and who uses it? Big data has become become integrated in our day-to-day lives, yet few people would claim to have […]

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