Data Literacy

Data Literacy, a data literate person possesses the knowledge to gather, analyze, and graphically convey information and data to support decision making for quantitative and qualitative assessments and measurements (statistics).

Libraryland: Data Literacy consists of information literacy and data management.

Basic Skillset: Read and analyze data as an effective means of communication.


 

View Major Data Literacy Projects about Hip Hop

The Largest Vocabulary In Hip Hop by Matt Daniels – RAPPERS, RANKED BY THE NUMBER OF UNIQUE WORDS USED IN THEIR LYRICS

Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, heuses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever.

I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.

-Matt Daniels

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Who Has The Largest Hip Hop Vocabulary?  | http://www.poly-graph.co/vocabulary.html

 

Read Article About Largest Hip Hop Vocabulary

Eminem has music’s biggest vocabulary, study says on CNN.com

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This is what Hip Hop’s Billboard Top 10 Sounded Like, Back in 1995

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Data Maps most successful maps of the most successful labels in hip-hop from 1989 until now

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Jay Z or Nas, Tupac or Biggie: Spotify Data Reveals Who Really Won Hip-Hop’s Rivalries


 

View The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A qualitative research and written approach to data literacy. Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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View the Chart of Demonstrations of 1416 Black Lives Matter Protests 

At least 1416 Black Lives Matter demonstrations have been held in the last 743 days

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Source: Rappers, sorted by the size of their vocabulary (no date). Available at: http://poly-graph.co/vocabulary.html (Accessed: 31 July 2016).
Source: Schield, M. (2015) What is data literacy? Available at: http://databrarians.org/2015/02/what-is-data-literacy/ (Accessed: 31 July 2016).
Source: Robinson, A. and Elephrame (2016) ‘At least 1416 black lives matter demonstrations have been held in the last 743 days’. Available at: https://elephrame.com/textbook/BLM (Accessed: 31 July 2016).
Source: Wells, K., Coates, T.-N., Graham, D.A., McAdams, D.P., Garber, M., Flanagan, C., Sims, D., Beck, J., Bogost, I., Beinart, P., Lacey, C., Ajaka, N., Lay, J. and Gritz, J.R. (2015) The case for reparations. Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ (Accessed: 4 August 2016).
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