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“The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research

Metzler, Kate (2016) “The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Nov 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Data is being created faster than ever before. However, as Kate Metzler explains, limited access to this big data is creating a digital divide between large companies and the broader scholarly community. To compound this problem, there is also a big data analysis skills gap that further hinders the progress of social science. Without access to these datasets or the expertise to analyse them, research is confronted with a replication crisis and is vulnerable to commercial motivations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70260

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