Date and time: Wednesday 17th August 2022 4.30 - 5.30pm ACST
Topic: Ethical considerations in the use of social media data
Presenter: Dr Owen Churches, South Australian Education Department 
Online via Zoom, Zoom details will be emailed registrants just prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: noon on 16th August 2022

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This is a free event organised & hosted by the South Australian Regional Network of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.

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Seminar overview

This is the second seminar on social media data and follows the June Seminar that focused on methods of analysis.
This seminar examines ethical considerations in the use of social media data. The rising role of data in the process of government decision making promises efficiencies for governments but entails risks to individuals and society. A responsible policy is not to stop data-driven decisions. Rather, with an appropriate approach, the benefits of using data can be gained while safeguarding the rights and safety of individuals and promoting the social ideals we desire. And this is something that evaluators need to not only consider but engage with!

About Dr Owen Churches

Dr Owen Churches is passionate about communicating quantified information to decision makers and the need to have an ethical approach to the collection and use of data in society. Owen has a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in England and Australia in the pharmaceutical industry, academia and government. Now an experienced statistician, Owen is skilled in choosing the right analytic tool for each question. His data skills run from finding the data and wrangling it to creating predictive models, interactive web apps and immersive visualizations. Additionally, Owen was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2018 where he looked at how to create fairness and accountability in the use of government decision making algorithms.

Seminar start times

    • SA & NT: 4:30pm
    • Qld, VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS: 5:00pm
    • WA: 3:00pm
    • New Zealand: 7.00pm

For other time zones please go to https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Please ensure you have access to your email address just prior to the start time to access Zoom details. Please also check your email address is correct on your registration form before submitting. 

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