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Big Data, Ethics, and the Social Implications of Knowledge Production

  title={Big Data, Ethics, and the Social Implications of Knowledge Production},
  author={Ralph Schroeder and Josh Cowls},
This position paper addresses current debates about data in general, and big data specifically, by examining the ethical issues arising from advances in knowledge production. Typically ethical issues such as privacy and data protection are discussed in the context of regulatory and policy debates. Here we argue that this overlooks a larger picture whereby human autonomy is undermined by the growth of scientific knowledge. To make this argument, we first offer definitions of data and big data… 
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Big Data: Towards a More Scientific Social Science and Humanities?
  • Society and the Internet
  • 2014
‘ Big Data : Towards a More Scientific Social Science and Humanities ? ’ , forthcoming in
  • 2014