Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Jeff Evans (Editor), Sally Ruane (Editor), Humphrey Southall (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Statistical data and evidence-based claims are increasingly central to our everyday lives. Critically examining ‘Big Data’, this book charts the recent explosion in sources of data, including those precipitated by global developments and technological change. It sets out changes and controversies related to data harvesting and construction, dissemination and data analytics by a range of private and governmental social organisations in multiple settings.

    Analysing the power of data to shape political debate, the presentation of ideas to us by the media, and issues surrounding data ownership and access, the authors suggest how data can be used to uncover injustices and to advance social progress.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherPolicy Press
    Number of pages304
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447348238, 9781447348252
    ISBN (Print)1447348214, 9781447348214, 9781447348221
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019

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