Data Action: Using Data for Public Good

December 8, 2020|
Data Action: Using Data for Public Good by Sarah Williams

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How to use data as a tool for empowerment rather than oppression.

Big data can be used for good--from tracking disease to exposing human rights violations--and for bad--implementing surveillance and control. Data inevitably represents the ideologies of those who control its use; data analytics and algorithms too often exclude women, the poor, and ethnic groups. In Data Action, Sarah Williams provides a guide for working with data in more ethical and responsible ways. Too often data has been used--and manipulated--to make policy decisions without much stakeholder input. Williams outlines a method that emphasizes collaboration among data scientists, policy experts, data designers, and the public. This approach creates trust and co-ownership in the data by opening the process to those who know the issues best.

Title:Data Action: Using Data for Public Good
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:December 8, 2020
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262359153

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