Re-Shape: A Method to Teach Data Ethics for Data Science Education


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Method Overview

Re-Shape is a method designed to educate practitioners about the ethical responsibilities expected of them while they engage in data collection or using data for product design.

Framework of ethics used:

pragmatist

Method Intentions:

Getting Started

You will need:

Materials: Internet-enabled mobile phone

Participants: play as a team

Steps (Shapiro, 2022)

  1. Personal data collection –
    1. download the Viewranger app from Android/iPhone stores
    2. Record at least 2 days of physical movement data
  2. Data processing
    1. Use the GPS Visualizer platform to convert the GPX data to a CSV file
  3. Collaborative visualization
    1. Use a collaborative visualization tool to visualize the dataset.
  4. Reflection
    1. Encourage reflection among the participants on how they felt visualizing their personal data

Further Reading

Re-Shape

Citation

Shapiro, B. R. (n.d.). Mapping Self in Society. Rydal Learning Sciences. Retrieved March 25, 2022, from https://www.benrydal.com/re-shape

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