Background: A Social Framework for Big Data

Ruppert, Evelyn; Harvey, Penny; Lury, Cellia; Mackenzie, Adrian; McNally, Ruth; Baker, Stephanie Alice; Kallianos, Yannis and Lewis, Camilla. 2015. Background: A Social Framework for Big Data. Project Report. CRESC, University of Manchester and The Open University. [Report]

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This is a Background document to 'A Social Framework for Big Data', which proposes an agenda that understands how social composition and social effects are related and proposes that giving Big Data a ‘social intelligence’ requires acting with an ethic of care. The Background provides a discussion of some conceptual issues and debates related to this agenda. Both documents along with a working paper, 'Socialising Big Data: from concept to practice' are the product of an ESRC funded project, Socialising Big Data, led by Evelyn Ruppert (2013-14).

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Report (Project Report)

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Sociology > Centre for Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) [2003-2015]


15 August 2015

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18 Sep 2015 09:48

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29 Apr 2020 16:11


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