Using Data Science to Solve Social Science Problems

 How can data science be harnessed by social sector organisations to address key problems and unriddle overarching social questions?DataKind UK, an organisation that looks at how data can be used for social change and impact, recently held it’s Autumn DataDive, sponsored by SAGE Publishing, in order to help two not-for-profit organisations (WeFarm and OneWorld) solve their data problems. But why are events like this so important, not only for the organizations themselves but also for us, as the public whom these data analysis could impact? Furthermore, in this era of big data, what challenges do data scientists face when attempting to tackle these issues? We spoke to Emma Prest, general manager at DataKind UK, to find out all about what happened at the DataDive and the outcomes for the non-profits: Why is the work…


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