We’re very grateful for the attention OSP has received in the past couple years, and sometimes this yields an unexpected treat. Here’s a short segment from a Japanese quiz show called ‘Wow!
The next version of the OSP dataset is beginning to take shape. It will have roughly 6 million syllabi, covering around 6000 institutions around the world. All the stats and breakdowns will bounce around as we refine the classifiers, decide which fields to consolidate, and so on, but here are a couple interesting initial views:
And a breakdown by field:
This month’s honoree is:
PHL289: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ADJUNCTING
Instructor: Kevin Temple
Office hours: By text message
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve won a Catalyst Grant for innovative research tool-building projects, offered by Digital Science. The grant will support the extension of the OSP into other languages, beginning with German, Spanish, and Japanese (languages in which we have large document collections).
This month’s honorees are Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West from the University of Washington for their very ambitious INFO 198 / BIOL 106B course:
Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data
Our learning objectives are straightforward. After taking the course, you should be able to:
Kristin Thomson has posted an excellent piece on Medium that unpacks some of the major demographic features of the top 500 sociology texts in the syllabus corpus–particularly in regard to gender, age, and publication dates. To hit a couple of the highlights:
Among the works on the list published since 1970, only 24% are by women authors: