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Data in society : challenging statistics in an age of globalisation

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
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.


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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