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DATA + DESIGN

Data are all around us and always have been. Everything throughout history has always had the potential to be quantified: theoretically, one could count every hu‐ man who has ever lived, every heartbeat that has ever beaten, every step that was ever taken, every star that has ever shone, every word ...

The wisdom of the crowds

One day in the fall of 1906, the British scientist Francis Galton left his home in the town of Plymouth and headed for a country fair. Galton was eighty-five years old and beginning to feel his age, but he was still brimming with the curiosity that had won him renown—and notoriety-—for h...

COUNTING ON THE WORLD

There is no one right way to go about harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development, and there is not one perfect statistical system. The process of bringing on board a wide range of actors, each using different methodologies and approaches to produce, analyze, curate and disseminate da...

OPEN DATA READINESS ASSESSMENT : PART A: USERS GUIDE

This document contains version 3.1 of the "Open Data Readiness Assessment” (ODRA) methodology prepared by the World Bank's Open Government Data Working Group. This version incorporates feedback received and practical experience gained in applying earlier versions up to the end of Dece...

HOW TO LIE WITH STATISTICS?

How to Lie with Statistics is a book written by Darrell Huff in 1954 presenting an introduction to statistics for the general reader. The book outlines errors when it comes to the interpretation of statistics, and how these errors may create incorrect conclusions.  In the 1960...