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Data in society : challenging statistics in an age of globalisation

Author: Jeff Evans; Sally Ruane; Humphrey Southall
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the centrality of data to everyday life, the multiple ways we use and interact with it, as well as its power to shape socio-political discourses.
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Evans; Sally Ruane; Humphrey Southall
ISBN: 9781447348221 1447348222 1447348214 9781447348214
OCLC Number: 1103525557
Description: xix, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Front cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Preface; General introduction; Part I: How data are changing; Introduction; 1. Statistical work: the changing occupational landscape; 2. The creation and use of big administrative data; 3. Data analytics; 4. Social media data; Part II: Counting in a globalised world; Introduction; 5. Adult skills surveys and transnational organisations: globalising educational policy; 6. Using survey data: towards valid estimates of poverty in the South 7. Counting the population in need of international protection globally8. Tax justice and the challenges of measuring illicit financial flows; Part III: Statistics and the changing role of the state; Introduction; 9. The control and 'fitness for purpose' of UK official statistics; 10. The statistics of devolution; 11. Welfare reform: national policies with local impacts; 12. From 'welfare' to 'workfare', and back again? Social insecurity and the changing role of the state; 13. Access to data and NHS privatisation: reducing public accountability; Part IV: Economic life; Introduction 14. The 'distribution question': measuring and evaluating trends in inequality15. Labour market statistics; 16. The financial system: money makes the world go around; 17. The difficulty of building comprehensive tax avoidance data; 18. Tax and spend decisions: did austerity improve financial numeracy and literacy?; Part V: Inequalities in health and wellbeing; Introduction; 19. Health divides; 20. Measuring social wellbeing; 21. Re-engineering health policy research to measure equity impacts; 22. The Generation Game: ending the phoney information war between young and old Part VI: Advancing social progress through critical statistical literacyIntroduction; 23. The Radical Statistics Group: using statistics for progressive social change; 24. Lyme disease politics and evidence-based policy making in the UK; 25. Counting the uncounted: contestations over casualisation data in Australian universities; 26. The quantitative crisis in UK sociology; 27. Critical statistical literacy and interactive data visualizations; 28. Full Fact; 29. What a difference a dataset makes? Data journalism and/as data activism; Epilogue: progressive ways ahead; Index; Back cover
Other Titles: Challenging statistics in an age of globalization
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane and Humphrey Southall.

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This book analyses societal trends and controversies related to developments in data ownership, access, construction, dissemination and interpretation, looking at the ways that society interacts with  Read more...

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