Big data : does size matter? / Timandra Harkness.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||005.7 HAR (Text)||36626103762894||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1472920058
- ISBN: 9781472920058
- Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.
|General Note:|| Includes index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| What is it? Where did it come from? What is data? And what makes it big? ; Death and taxes. And babies ; Thinking machines -- What has big data ever done for us? Big business ; Big science ; Big society ; Data-driven democracy -- Big ideas? Big Brother ; Who do we think you are? ; Are you a data point or a human being -- Appendix. Keeping your data private.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Timandra Harkness cuts through the hype to put data science into its real-life context using a wide range of stories, people, and places to reveal what is essentially a human science--demystifying big data, telling us where it comes from and what it can do. 'Big Data' then asks the awkward questions: What are the unspoken assumptions underlying its methods? Are we being bamboozled by mega data's size, its speed, and its shiny technology? Nobody needs a degree in computer science to follow Harkness's exploration of what mega data can do for us--and what it can't or shouldn't. 'Big Data' asks you to decide: Are you a data point, or a human being?"--Provided by publisher.
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