Some considerations on a research question I will not be able to answer to

As I had the chance to mention in a previous post, I am currently enrolled in the MSc program in Information Science and Data Analytics at Northumbria University. One day I will probably write a post about the experience, for now let’s say that I am doing quite all right juggling between work and study …

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Angus Deaton’s The Great Escape – Part II

This is the second of two posts on The great escape, a book on development for the general public written a few years ago by Angus Deaton. In the first post I gave a general overview of the work. Here I will give an overview of an interesting debate that took place in the months …

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Angus Deaton’s The Great Escape. Part I

Angus Deaton is the Nobel Prize winner for Economics in 2015 (or better, the winner of the Swedish National Bank's Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015). He has devoted most of his career studying consumption and poverty, focusing in the last few years on poverty in the United States. Although …

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An intention survey in Melut

As I mentioned in a previous entry about the relocation in Bor, what to do out of the PoCs was (and still is) one of the most debated issues on humanitarian policy in South Sudan. When talking about a phasing out strategy, there were security, logistical, political considerations to put in the picture. And there …

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Things I wish I knew before doing research in the field

“R&D comprise a creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications”. This is the definition of research (& development) according to OECD’s Frascati manual (p. 28). Perhaps a and less rigorous, but more …

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