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Big Data in Social Welfare: The Development of a Critical Perspective on Social Work's Latest "Electronic Turn"

Philip, Gillingham; Graham, Timothy


“Big data” initiatives that aim to bring together and mine data from multiple databases across government and non-government agencies promise new insights into the delivery of social services. However, as debates in other disciplines have shown, big data poses challenges as well as opportunities. This article provides an overview of the ethical issues in relation to big data, which extends into an examination of the practice issues for big data applied to the social welfare sector. In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Social Work
DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1134606


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