Comprehensive Analysis of Innovate Activities in Science and Technology

Prof Li Zhang from Yunnan University, China, visited the University of Plymouth for a few months. Before she left, she presented a talk on her research in the statistics seminar.

Comprehensive Analysis of Innovate Activities in Science and Technology

Date/Time: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 4pm,

Li Zhang, Yunnan University, China

The purpose of this research is to provide a set of statistical methods for administrative authority who organizes and evaluates innovate activities in science and technology. Statistical methods can be used to describe innovate activities, evaluate the innovators, and extract information from the large and sparse data, in order to help administrative authority to develop effective science and technology policy.

With a case study on the evaluation of 31 districts in China, this research includes the following aspects:

·         Establish an indicator system about innovate input, output and environment.

·         Describe the quantitative features of indicators by data visualization and summary statistics.

·         Create composite indicators to evaluate the innovate activities across 31 districts in China.