The Dangers Of Data Mining

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Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

So I could point out to the speaker  – and to the audience – how as a scientist I have a reverence for the data, and I pay extreme care to avoid any spurious entries in a dataset I use for some analysis. The Liberation piece, included in the automated search for "migrant killed", was an example of how an automated search collecting data for killed migrants was liable to produce a biased result and how spurious data could easily make it into the analysis.

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