The Big Data Agenda: Data Ethics and Critical Data Studies (Critical Digital and Social Media Studies) (Paperback)

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This book highlights that the capacity for gathering, analysing, and utilising vast amounts of digital (user) data raises significant ethical issues. Annika Richterich provides a systematic contemporary overview of the field of critical data studies that reflects on practices of digital data collection and analysis. The book assesses in detail one big data research area: biomedical studies, focused on epidemiological surveillance. Specific case studies explore how big data have been used in academic work.

The Big Data Agenda concludes that the use of big data in research urgently needs to be considered from the vantage point of ethics and social justice. Drawing upon discourse ethics and critical data studies, Richterich argues that entanglements between big data research and technology/internet corporations have emerged. In consequence, more opportunities for discussing and negotiating emerging research practices and their implications for societal values are needed.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781911534976
ISBN-10: 1911534971
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Publication Date: April 13th, 2018
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Critical Digital and Social Media Studies
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