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From computing clerks to androids: two bits on the material lives of social data in India

Mertia, Sandeep (2016) From computing clerks to androids: two bits on the material lives of social data in India. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The social and material conditions of data collection have a significant bearing on how we think about and understand data. Sandeep Mertia looks at the history of data collection in India and how the conditions have changed over time. From the work of the eminent statistician and founder of the Indian Statistical Institute, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, to the now large scale surveys conducted through tablets and Android apps, various mechanisms have shaped the material lives of survey data.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66702

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