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Big Data, Statistics & Digital Methods

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What Makes Big Data Valuable? 


Gary King - What Makes Big Data Valuable

In a keynote presentation, Professor Gary King describes how big data has changed and drastically expanded the capacity of social science to understand the world around us. He cites many examples of how big data is being applied in research, including studies on Social Security forecasting, Chinese censorship, and gerrymandering.

In this clip, delivered at Capitol Hill in May 2016, he focuses on what really makes big data valuable - the analytics.

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Professor King also sat down with Dave Edmonds, producer of the Social Science Bites podcast, to discuss examples of big data analytics, and social media analysis in particular, with a rumination on big data's potential to be a democratising, or manipulative, force in the world.

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