Human Resources: Human Data .. Keith Harrison-Broninski

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The flipside of processes is data. In recent years, the emphasis has swung away from the former and towards the latter, with the emergence of buzzwords (buzzphrases?) such as Big Data, but the reality is that the two are symbiotic and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to try and do something with one unless you also give consideration …

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On minorities and outliers: The case for making Big Data small – Brooke Foucault Welles

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In this essay, I make the case for choosing to examine small subsets of Big Data datasets—making big data small. Big Data allows us to produce summaries of human behavior at a scale never before possible. But in the push to produce these summaries, we risk losing sight of a secondary but equally important advantage of Big Data—the plentiful representation …