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Is ‘big data’ over-hyped? The importance of good data for improving health policy in Punjab

Hammer, Jeffrey (2016) Is ‘big data’ over-hyped? The importance of good data for improving health policy in Punjab. International Growth Centre Blog (03 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the hype around ‘big data’, caution should be urged. Efforts to improve data collection require greater coordination and planning in order to ensure greater quality and usability of data. Overcoming the inertia around data collection needs a longer-term view on the application of the data. Improvements to collection and organisation of data sets can then facilitate integration of different kinds of data to better inform experimental policy designs.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 11:18
Last Modified: 04 May 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81792

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