Swedish Statistical Society - Omvärldsblogg
onsdag 23 mars 2016
Lies, damned lies, and statistics
Big data that could be used to identify people as likely child abusers or alcoholics should be treated with the utmost caution, according to University of Queensland researcher
Dr Philip Gillingham
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
data expert said a fascination with exploring the potential of technology was fraught with human and financial danger.
“It is possible that bringing together and mining multiple databases will provide terrific insights into social problems,” Dr Gillingham said.
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