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Beyond Data Literacy: Reinventing Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Age of Data

This paper attempts to delineate the broad contours of “data literacy” through analysis of its history, definition, expectations, application, and promotion. The paper thus defines “data literacy” as “the desire and ability to constructively engage in society through and about data” and argues that promotion of “data literacy” should be via and for social inclusion.

Beyond Data Literacy: Reinventing Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Age of Data

Authors:
Rahul Bhargava, Erica Deahl, Emmanuel Letouzé, Amanda Noonan, David Sangokoya, Natalie Shoup, Mark Frohardt, William Hoffman, Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Alessia Lefébure

September 2015

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