HPS246H1: Data and Society: What's Behind the Numbers?


"Big data" and "data-driven" approaches have become central to our modern scientific, cultural, and political landscapes. Yet rarely do we stop to think about what these notions mean or how they relate to ways of living in and knowing the world around us. Students in this course will consider what it means to produce data, who/what gets in/excluded, and how a critical examination of the data-making process can inform a more socially just and equitable future.

Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)