ENCoRe Conference Paper: A New, Near-Real-Time Event Dataset and the Role of Versioning

Two weeks ago, I went to the fall conference for the European Conflict Research Network (ENCoRe) in Uppsala, Sweden. The research projects that the (exceptionally welcoming) presenters detailed are really interesting and almost universally involve the production of new datasets. I presented a paper I wrote with John Beieler on some of the work we're … Continue reading ENCoRe Conference Paper: A New, Near-Real-Time Event Dataset and the Role of Versioning

Data Churn and Data Versioning

Jay Ulfelder has a very nice post about the problems that applied researchers face when working with data that changes rapidly in its availability and production. I agree with the suggestions he proposes (which were, very roughly, 1. modularity in applied uses, 2. transparency in generating data, and 3. awareness of the larger data ecosystem), … Continue reading Data Churn and Data Versioning