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Untangling algorithmic illusions from reality in big data - O'Reilly Radar

Untangling algorithmic illusions from reality in big data - O'Reilly Radar | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) gave a strong talk at last week's Strata Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. about the limits of big data. She pointed out potential...
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I’m really interested in how we might best combine computational social science with traditional qualitative and ethnographic methods. With a range of tools and perspectives, we’re much more likely to get a three-dimensional view of a problem and be less prone to serious error. This goes beyond tacking on a few focus groups to big datasets, but conjoining deep, ethnographically-informed research with rich data sources.

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The Big-Data Interview: Making Sense of the New World Order | Wired.com

The Big-Data Interview: Making Sense of the New World Order | Wired.com | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Big Data era. A lot of people -- most notably computer companies -- talk about Big Data these days, but very few people seem to understand what it means.
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Causality is not correlation: beware of (too) fast causal thinking

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