DATA COLLECTION & SOURCING
This week, we’re welcoming guest author Laura Sundstrom of Vantage Evaluation, who is sharing her experience at the Equitable Evaluation Design Lab.
In last week’s email newsletter I mentioned Naomi Wolf’s data problems (That’s Naomi Wolf - not Naomi Klein as I accidentally wrote in part of the text. Apologies to Naomi Klein fans!) In Wolf’s latest book she makes claims about the number of men executed in England...
Did you know that who collects your data can also affect it? It’s called the interviewer effect, and it’s crucial to consider it when using social surveys.
Fresh Apples to Old Oranges: A case study in why data biographies aren’t only useful, they’re ethical.
It’s not ethical to rank countries without giving us details on the data. It’s not equitable to rank countries on data from wildly different years. Where is the data biography for the new OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index? I do a lot of work in the area of...
Building a data biography, a comprehensive background of the conception, birth and life of any dataset is an essential step along the path to equity in data science. This includes all data: data that you collected, data that comes from large trusted sources, data that comes from open data libraries, data that comes from peer-reviewed research. All data.