The many lives of data

Chapter

Abstract

  • I begin my consideration of the lives of data with a metaphor: Data are raw materials, while statistics are industrial processes that convert these materials into the products of information and insight. The collection and transformation of data into information and insights that aid decision-making, while currently revolutionizing multiple industries, is not entirely novel. Like so many advances, it comes from the approximation of different disciplines; in this case, informatics, statistics, and leadership.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781783470143
  • Start Page

  • 372
  • End Page

  • 393