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Measure Upstream Discrimination

Measure Upstream Discrimination

When we try to measure gaps in outcomes between groups, we often turn to an approach called a Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition. I’m all for identifying discriminatory gaps, but we need to be careful that we don’t discount certain kinds of discrimination from our data...

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Crafting Models for Equity

Crafting Models for Equity

Author’s Note: This is going to be a long piece, but if we can get this concept down we’ll learn a way to embed our equity priorities deep, deep into the mathematical heart of our data work. Let’s go. The Model: A reflection of the world as the modeller understands...

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The First Step in Equitable Predictions

The First Step in Equitable Predictions

When we use data to predict something, there’s more than one way to improve the equity of that process. The one that we usually start with is setting a tolerance level for the gap between the group our predictive model works best for and the one it performs worst at....

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Motivation Touchstones: Rewards

Motivation Touchstones: Rewards

When it comes to data projects, one of the most powerful tools we use is what we call a Motivation Touchstone. It’s a document that you and your team can return to over and over for guidance when figuring out how to make effective and equitable decisions at every step...

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