Articles

Essential Science: The future of policy making?

Data-driven science, the interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, is increasingly being used by governments and businesses to develop policy and strategy. We look at some examples. There is no straightforward definition of data science, given the array of different applications. One common area is to describe data science as the ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex data sets.

Data science draws on the theory and practices of areas of mathematics, statistics, information science, and computer science. Data is of great value in the digital society, for both governments and enterprises, generating significant economic, social and scientific value from data. Data science is not always accurate, however, and predictions can fall short of the mark.

Source: digitaljournal.com
Author: Tim Sandle

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s