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An emerging iron cage? Understanding the risks of increased use of big data applications in social policy

Robertson, Hamish (2018) An emerging iron cage? Understanding the risks of increased use of big data applications in social policy. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (07 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Big data technologies are increasingly being utilised in the field of social policy. Although big data methods and strategies are often preferred as a form of evidence-based policy development, big data techniques do not necessarily guarantee scientific objectivity. Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia discuss concerns about the rapid growth in big data methods being used to inform and shape social policy strategies and practices, and particularly the underlying assumptions such data are used to support and “verify”.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 14:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88758

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