Search Results for Category: Big Data

Africa Can Lead, Not Lag, in Data Science

The term “data science” was coined by scientists working at the social networks LinkedIn and Facebook in 2008. A few years later, they dubbed it “the sexiest profession of the 21st century.” This relatively new, interdisciplinary field is a blend of statistics, computer science, mathematics, engineering and subject matter knowledge. In fact, any and all […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial

Tags: Africa, The Conversation

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Census Bureau Seeks Feedback on Privacy System

The digital age demands constant vigilance to combat threats that come along with technological advancements, and in that vein the U.S. Census Bureau is implementing a new disclosure avoidance system for data stewardship. Statistical safeguards — referred by the Census Bureau as “disclosure avoidance” — aim to prevent tracing personal information to a specific individual. […]

Categories: Big Data, Opportunities

Tags: Census, census data, Differential Privacy

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Big Data Uncovers Prevalence of Gender Inequality in Creative World

The term “big data” may bring to mind swaths of private information held by tech companies. But lots of big data is, in fact, visible to all – we just may not think of it as “data.” If you’ve been to the movies recently, you will have seen a dataset of credits – listing the […]

Categories: Big Data

Tags: Creative Industry, Methods in Action, The Conversation

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Literacy More than Ethics Missing in Data Science

I swear by Hypatia, by Lovelace, by Turing, by Fisher (and/or Bayes), and by all the statisticians and data scientists, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and this indenture. Could this be the first line of a “Hippocratic Oath” for mathematicians and data scientists? […]

Categories: Big Data, Editorial, Ethics

Tags: Bias, Critical Thinking, Data Science, Hippocratic Oath

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Anonymizing Software Text Wash Wins Concept Grant

Text Wash, a new software tool that anonymizes personally identifiable text data, making it accessible to social scientists without compromising its usability for research, has just won the SAGE Concept Grant. This year’s award comes to roughly $30,000. Text Wash is being developed by Bennett Kleinberg, Maximilian Mozes and Toby Davies from the Department of […]

Categories: Big Data

Tags: Concept Grants, Privacy, SAGE Ocean

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Data Visualization Across Research Paradigms

A MethodSpace focus for May is about ways to use visuals to represent key ideas, themes in the data, and results of the study, in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation. Find all posts in this unfolding series. Let’s start thinking about visualization. The term “data visualization” is commonly used to describe the […]

Categories: Big Data, Creative Methods, Evaluation, Focus Series, Multimodal, Qualitative, Quantitative, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

Tags: Data Visualization, Visualize

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