What is Critical Data Studies?

Most contemporary social science accounts of digital data are located within what has become known as ‘Critical Data Studies’. As…

new DSS article in British Journal of Educational Studies

We are really pleased to announce the publication of a new article that explores how schools frame what can (and cannot) be ‘known’ about students through the data that is processed and produced through institutional digital systems and technologies.

new DSS article in Research In Education

Student attendance is a basic data-point in the daily operations of every school … so what does school use of attendance data tell us about the realities of the ‘datafication’ of education?

‘We know our customers’

During our research we are always trying to explore the reasons, motivations and rationales that lie behind why schools are…