Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Little Data, Big Solutions: How Cities and Universities Can Create More Meaningful and Equitable Policy

September 6, 2016 Huffington Post

GPD trainees and sociology graduates Diana Graizbord and Jamie McPike, along with Nicole Pollock Chief of Staff for the City of Providence ('08), published an account on the importance of little data. "With all the excitement around the potential for Big Data to improve urban governance, we fear that those among us who are committed to research-based civic innovation may have overlooked the potential of in-depth, ethnographic data, or what we’re calling 'little data.'"

Little Data, Big Solutions: How Cities and Universities Can Create More Meaningful and Equitable Policy – Huffington Post