There is a Call for Proposals due on February 15, 2017 for Community Indicators! These community indicators should measure conditions in the community within a framework that is intended to generate interest among the public and decision-makers about necessary improvements to quality of life, sustainability and equity.
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the declining ability of statistics to accurately represent the world. Private companies are taking over and controlling big data – and putting democracy in peril. Written by William Davies, this long read looks at data use in the past and how we've come to a crisis in statistics.
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