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Helen Brooks, Penny Bee and Anne Rogers

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in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers
Barbara L. Allen

2 Making effective participatory environmental health science through collaborative data analysis Barbara L. Allen Introduction Recent politics has amplified, albeit in stark terms, some simmering issues with the frame of participatory science. For example, when claims of environmental injustice are raised, citizen groups often produce a different set of data from that used by industry or the state to back up their assertions – “alternative facts,” if you will, to borrow a term from the contemporary political arena. This is part of epistemic modernization (Hess

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Environmental enumeration, justice, and apprehension
Nicholas Shapiro, Nasser Zakariya and Jody A. Roberts

14 Beyond the data treadmill: Environmental enumeration, justice, and apprehension Nicholas Shapiro, Nasser Zakariya, and Jody A. Roberts Introduction The eerie, lumbering chords of the Call of Duty soundtrack, looping on the TV, suffused the air with an added texture of unease. I (Nick) leaned over to the window, rolling the colorimetric tube back and forth between my fingers, trying to discern the length of discoloration in the formaldehyde detection tube. The material in the tube changes from yellow to pink as it encounters formaldehyde, producing a length

in Toxic truths
Coreen Anne McGuire

a hearing testing device in the form of the early induction-coil-style audiometer, which literally commodified the telephone as a device to measure hearing loss. 4 This prioritised quantitative single-number indicators of hearing loss over the qualitative data produced by tuning forks; a development which will be given further consideration in Chapter 4 . Here, I argue that the telephone itself was also used as an arbitrator of normal hearing. Moreover, the data used to create a so-called normal level of hearing used in the ‘artificial ear’ featured what I term

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Keith Krause

In discussions of conflict, war and political violence, dead bodies count. Although the politics and practices associated with the collection of violent-death data are seldom subject to critical examination, they are crucial to how scholars and practitioners think about how and why conflict and violence erupt. Knowledge about conflict deaths – the who, what, where, when, why and how – is a form of expertise, created, disseminated and used by different agents. This article highlights the ways in which body counts are deployed as social facts and forms of knowledge that are used to shape and influence policies and practices associated with armed conflict. It traces the way in which conflict-death data emerged, and then examines critically some of the practices and assumptions of data collection to shed light on how claims to expertise are enacted and on how the public arena connects (or not) with scholarly conflict expertise.

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Anisa Jabeen Nasir Jafar

and beneficial to the process either of data collection or collation, and would not put the field hospital at risk of data loss for any number of reasons. When building solutions, we must be mindful of the cost at each stage and what is required to support any electronic system. If the benefits are outweighed by the burdens, the system will not be adopted: quite simply, healthcare professionals will adopt the approach which works best for them, and adoption would potentially be a wasted

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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

This sectioncontains a set of political data relating to the political system of each country in Western Europe.

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Introduction The much touted technologising of humanitarian space has brought many useful innovations. The use of cell-phones, satellites, drones, social-media platforms, digital cash and biometric technology has changed how things are done, the speed and cost of doing them and from where and by whom they can be done ( Sandvik, 2019 ). A central part of what these technologies accomplish is to generate data ( Burns, 2015 ; Crawford and Finn, 2015 ; Fast, 2017 ; Read et al

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A Framework for Measuring Effectiveness in Humanitarian Response
Vincenzo Bollettino and Birthe Anders

metrics to measure civil–military engagement. Previous literature on the subject has described some of the benefits and potential risks of different types of engagement between military and humanitarian actors. Numerous case studies on engagement in specific emergency settings also exist. To date, however, quantifiable data on how civil–military engagement unfolds and which factors influence the effectiveness of coordination is lacking. This paper aims to make a contribution to addressing the gap in the data by outlining a framework of indicators that can be used to

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