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date: 30 June 2022

Predictive Analytics and Big Datalocked

Predictive Analytics and Big Datalocked

  • Oscar E. Cariceo,
  • Murali NairMurali NairColumbia University
  •  and Wahaj Bokhari

Summary

Predictive analytics is a set of techniques and an advanced methodological and research approach that seeks to reach conclusions about the future, rather than explanations of specific issues or phenomena. The fast growth in popularity and application of data science to different businesses and activities, such as human services and nonprofit management, are related to the emergence and consolidation of big data. In terms of digital networking, the availability of data produced by individuals every day is enormous. Tools and techniques such as machine learning, deep learning, visualization, time series analysis, networking analysis, natural language processing, and text mining may help support evidence-based practice for social workers. Predictive analytics and big data offer an opportunity to enhance innovative social change and people’s well-being.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice

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