The goals of this guide are few:
- To provide you with a bit of information on what "big data" is and why it's important in today's world;
- To provide you with a wealth of links to freely-accessible big data datasets; and
- To provide you with examples of how big data can be applied in academic, and professional, settings.
We hope that you'll be able to:
- Summarize what big data is,
- Describe the value of big data,
- Find, select, and use big data sources for analysis