Dwork & Williams: Don’t Rush the Census

September 22, 2020

 

Curtailing the census enumeration period will destroy the quality of the data for a decade. With bad data, statistical analyses are useless, predictions are pointless. Bad data also threatens to cripple the development of data science, as algorithms trained on bad data will necessarily fail, obscuring information about the quality of the algorithms essential for improving the field. #DontRushtheCensus.

 

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