Here are the newest additions to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”:
Be evidence informed, but not data driven. There are faces behind data, so use data judiciously. -Hargreaves & Fullan
— Joe Clark (@DrJoeClark) February 3, 2013
Data: No deus ex machina is by Frederick M. Hess & Jal Mehta.
Bill Gates is naive, data is not objective is by Cathy O’Neil and is really good.
Bill Gates and the Cult of Measurement is by Anthony Cody.
Sure, Big Data Is Great. But So Is Intuition. is from The New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:
It’s encouraging that thoughtful data scientists like Ms. Perlich and Ms. Schutt recognize the limits and shortcomings of the Big Data technology that they are building. Listening to the data is important, they say, but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?
At the M.I.T. conference, Ms. Schutt was asked what makes a good data scientist. Obviously, she replied, the requirements include computer science and math skills, but you also want someone who has a deep, wide-ranging curiosity, is innovative and is guided by experience as well as data.
“I don’t worship the machine,” she said.