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Ethics of Data Science

Course is designed to build students’ ethical imaginations and skills for collecting, storing, sharing and analyzing data derived from human subjects including data used in algorithms. The course provides historical background to understand the tenets of informed consent, discrimination, and privacy. Using case study design, students will explore current applications of quantitative reasoning in organizations, algorithmic transparency, and unintended automation of discrimination via data that contains biases rooted in race, gender, class, and other characteristics.

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Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities


Anne L. Washington

Assistant Professor of Data Policy

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