Communications of the ACM. Nov 2017, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p23, 3 p.
Electronic data processing -- Ethical aspects, Electronic data processing -- Practice, Professional ethics -- Analysis, and Science and ethics -- Analysis
Engaging the ethics of data science may involve considering how practitioners learn to think about and handle several trade-offs. These trade-offs relate to critics' insistence that normative issues pervade all work with data while leaving the issue of ethical agency unaddressed. Data scientists should be more forthcoming about all of the small choices that shape their decisions and systems.
Recently, a great amount of attention --both scholarly and popular--has been focused on implementing design thinking in schools (Norton Hathaway, 2015). A recent piece in The Atlantic, for example, notes [...]
The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 5, 2016, Vol. 62 Issue 42, B4, 2 p.
Social sciences -- Influence, Social sciences -- Evaluation, Social sciences -- Practice, Social science research -- Influence, Social science research -- Evaluation, and Social science research -- Practice
WHY do we do social-science research? Is it to advance our careers or to elevate human knowledge? If we are really committed to the latter, are we on the right [...]
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. May 2013, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p981
Information behavior -- Analysis
The study examines the information practices of a subcultural community whose activities are both stigmatized and of uncertain legal status, known as the extreme body modification community. It uses the construct of information poverty to analyze the experiences of 18 people who had obtained, were interested in obtaining, or had performed extreme body modification procedures, after which it complicates information poverty by working though concepts of stigma and community norms.
Communications of the ACM. August 2012, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p29, 3 p.
Government regulation, Facebook (Online social network) -- Usage, Online social networks -- Usage, and Names, Personal -- Laws, regulations and rules
Facebook's terms of service require users to provide real names and information. It is believed that Facebook has become an identity service because it contains a huge amount of information about its users. However, the 'real names' debate goes beyond economic interests and identification technologies.