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The Data Revolution : Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures & Their Consequences

Author: Rob Kitchin
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A seminal text, written by one of the world's leading experts in the field. In contrast to the hype and hubris of much media and business coverage, it provides a synoptic and truly critical analysis of 'big data', 'open data' and the emerging data landscape.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Kitchin
ISBN: 1473908264 9781473908260 1446287483 9781446287484 9781473908253 1473908256
OCLC Number: 892040587
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages .)
Contents: Conceptualising data --
Small data, data infrastructures and data brokers --
Open and linked data --
Big data --
Enablers and sources of big data --
Data analytics --
The governmental and business rationale for big data --
The reframing of science, social science and humanities research --
Technical and organisational issues --
Ethical, political, social and legal concerns --
Making sense of the data revolution.
Responsibility: Rob Kitchin.

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