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Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences, University of Essex, 31/07/2017

This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course […]

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Can Big Data Analysis of Police Activity Overcome Bias?

In early 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new initiative in the city’s ongoing battle with violent crime. The most common solutions to this sort of problem involve hiring more police officers or working more closely with community members. But Emanuel declared that the Chicago Police Department would expand its use of software, enabling […]

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With Big Data, the Method is Not the Message

Ever-larger parts of everyday social activity are influenced by vast, pervasive systems of digital computing technology. Such information systems produce digital information continuously, simultaneously and unequivocally from any interaction they afford with the user: be it the control of home appliances, tracking of fitness activity, or studying a course online.  Data collected from these systems […]

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