Data Action:Using Data for Public Good

Data Action:Using Data for Public Good
by:Sarah Williams
Length:312 pages
Edition 版次:1
Language 语言:English
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:The MIT Press
Release Finelybook 出版日期:2020-12-08
ISBN-10 书号:0262044196
ISBN-13 书号:9780262044196

Book Description
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.


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