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Dealing with Data: Big Data

20 February 2017 | Written by Alasdair Rutherford

What is "Big Data"? In this video Alasdair Rutherford explores some definitions of big data.

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Complete our Third Sector Data Survey

27 September 2016 | Written by Alasdair Rutherford

We'd be very grateful if you have a chance to spend 5 minutes answering a survey which is part of research for the 'Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership' project: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/s-csdp-snapshot-september-2016

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Developing Your Data Skills at the University of Stirling

22 July 2016 | Written by Alasdair Rutherford

Three free part-time MSc places (100% of course fees) available to prospective students who hold a formal appointment within a registered Scottish charity and have an interest in undertaking research studying Scotland’s ‘Civil Society’ or ‘Third Sector’ organisations

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Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership

11 January 2016 | Written by Alasdair Rutherford

It's a new year, and it's time to start thinking about how your organisation uses its data.

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Understanding Risk in the Charity Sector: Regulating for Risk

8 October 2015 | Written by Diarmuid McDonnell

Risk is an everyday part of charitable activity. One of the core challenges facing regulators of charitable organisations is ensuring that their action is appropriate, targeted and proportionate, and that they balance enforcement of legislative requirements against placing an undue burden on charitable organisations. To that end, adopting what is termed a ‘risk-based’ approach to regulation is becoming increasingly common in this and other sectors throughout the UK.

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Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership

8 October 2015 | Written by Alasdair Rutherford

We are delighted to announce the Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership, a collaboration between the Universities of Stirling and St Andrews and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Funded by the ESRC as part of their investment in the Big Data Network, the partnership aims to improve the availability of administrative data about Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to help these organisations to make better use of the data that they collect, and to facilitate collaborations between academics, CSOs and public sector organisations.

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