“The city used us to make numbers for re-election”

[PURPOSE]

Too many times people and communities are taken advantage of to contribute to a data set. There are communities within walking distance of you who feel used because organizations came to them or counted them simply to justify a need for resources that never fully reach the community. Data is an objective tool. People often make inferences about a population. But once you dig, you see it’s either a misunderstood concept or not accurate enough to fight for.

It’s my job to ensure that  data is not twisted  to fit biased assumptions.

[PROCESS]

step 1:

dig into the data

See what you can learn about the population segments after briefly scanning the provided data.