As part of the UK Data Service at Jisc, I manage the international data team.
Our role is to make the huge socio-economic databanks produced by Inter-Governmental Organisations (eg World Bank, the UN, the OECD and IMF) available to the UK academic community, and to promote the use of this data in teaching and evidence based research. My areas of interest include: data citation, open access, statistical literacy, e-learning, international development, SDGs, and data visualisation.
Selected papers and presentations
- Noble, S. Datafication: is that really a word? Pecha Kucha at IASSIST 2016 conf. in Bergen
- Noble, S. An academic experience at the UK Data Service presentation at the OECD-led Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC) Annual Workshop in Paris, April 2016
- Developed the UN MDG learning materials (now archived) and presented them at the Developments in Economics Education (DEE) conference at the LSE in London in 2011
- Russell, C., Noble, S., Carter, J., Currier, J., Wiseman, R. (2011). Real World, Real Stories: Teaching Quantitative Methods with Real Life Data. EDULEARN11 Proceedings ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1 pp 5748-5754
- Carter, J., Noble, S., Russell, A., Swanson, E. (2011). Developing Statistical Literacy Using Real World Data: Investigating Socioeconomic Secondary Data Resources used in Research and Teaching International Journal of Research & Method in Education 34(3), Taylor & Francis
Having previously worked in a commercial environment (Marconi Plc) as a business analyst and project manager, I’m now immersed in the world of socio-economic data and believe the service we provide to academia is invaluable.
I’m particularly interested in statistical literacy and increasing quantitative skills in the social sciences and aim to ensure that all users who could be benefiting from using international data know it’s freely available and easy to access.
I’m also interested in the adoption of data citation and keep abreast of issues in this field as a member of the IASSIST Special Interest Group on Data Citation.