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Big data : does size matter? / Timandra Harkness.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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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 -

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  • ISBN: 1472920058
  • ISBN: 9781472920058
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Big data > Popular works.

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