Teach statistics before calculus! Who agree?

Someone always asks the math teacher, “Am I going to use calculus in real life?” And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no.

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He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.

 

At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

Data visualization of HIV’s complex risk factors

HIVHans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world’s deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic.

 

At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

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What’s your views on a Happy Planet Index?

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people.

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He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

 

Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer. And so began her ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.

 

At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

 

Balcostics: 2013 Year in Review

It was Sir Richard who said “Screw it, Let’s do it!” and this was certainly our theme at Balcostics for 2013 as the company experienced many successes and stayed focus to our mission of empowering leaders (from all walks of life) to use information for better decision making.

Our Client base

Our client base continues to grow both locally and internationally as we push to become a global brand for research outsourcing, data analysis, data visualization/ presentation, data gathering and surveys. See list with portfolio of major clients to date.

Our Team

With a growing team of young, tech-savvy Analysts, Researchers, Project Managers and Interviewers, we have built a family passionate about research and providing value for money. We spent 2013 across the island visiting malls, tourist attraction areas and even in the hills of a few rural districts.

NCB SMEs Conference/ Jamaica SMEs Survey 2013

During the period June 21st through June 23rd , Balcostics Ltd in partnership with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) conducted a survey of Jamaican SMEs who were in attendance at the “NCB/ IDB SME Conference.” The conference was held over a three day period at the Hilton Resort and Spa in Montego Bay. Approximately 130 operators of Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) were in attendance. From this conference, we published the Jamaica SMEs Survey Report 2013

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Mandeville Office Opening

On August 16, 2013 we opened our head office in  Mandeville (Unit #7, Q-Villa Plaza, 5-7 Villa Road). This was truly a special occasion for us, as we also celebrated our second year in business.

Mogul in the Making Nomination

Balcostics Limited was nominated in the Jamaica Observer’s Mogul in the Making programme 2013. This awards ceremony was held on July 10.

 

WeXchange Pitch Conference

We were elated to be told that “Balcostics is INVESTMENT READY” when we participated in this Conference as the only Caribbean-based company. This was organized by the MIF in collaboration with NXTPLabs and Ellas. WeXchange was an event for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals seed capital and angel investors to exchange ideas, explore opportunities and strengthen ties in the region.

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Balcostics’ Office Opening in Mandeville

On August 16, 2013 we opened our head office in  Mandeville (Unit #7, Q-Villa Plaza, 5-7 Villa Road). This was truly a special occasion for us here at Balcostics as we also celebrated our second year in business.

We would like to thank all the persons who assisted with this relocation and those who attended our opening. We believe that this initiative is a timely one, as we continue to grow and get better.

Should you be in Kingston and want to deliver questionnaires or other packages to us,you can still do so at TIC, UTech.

See highlights of our office opening below:

 

At Balcostics our mission is to empower decision makers with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

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