In the blog below, Laura Bunt, Head of Policy Research and Communications at Citizens Advice, writes about why the charity decided to tap into their wealth of data to achieve greater impact with the help of DataKind and some data scientist volunteers. Here she offers some insights to other organisations considering doing the same.
Laura Bunt
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Is data science work creative? Many wouldn't agree. Our new report, Model Workers, suggests that this view is misguided. Data science is a creative job, and this has implications for management, education and policy. We make our case in two blog posts. First, we score data science work against a set of criteria developed to identify creative occupations in the economy.
Hasan Bakhshi
Juan Mateos-Garcia
Thursday, 17 July 2014