Raw data as oxymoron

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"Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea; to the contrary, data should be cooked with care."
- Geoffrey Bowker Bowker was spot on in his comments made last week at Columbia Journalism School. I can't tell you how many times I've had to make order out of chaos from "raw data," i.e. unintelligible, inaccurate spreadsheets.

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