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Data is a crucial tool in today's workplaces – but it can often be skewed in ways that reinforce gender biases.
This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for professionals from any sector seeking the tools to understand how data can hold inherent bias, and how this impacts organisational decision making.
Explore the nexus of gender and technology
Drawing on social science perspectives, you'll explore the intrinsic gender inequalities that exist within our broader society. Consider how these are reflected in AI and other technologies.
Understand how data influences workplace decision making
Recognise data’s value in the workplace, and consider how it can be applied to drive effective decision making. Examine how gender bias and discrimination can be embedded within data and tech used by organisations, and explore the unintended impacts this may have.
Discover the tools to identify biases in data
Understand how gender bias can be reinforced during data collection, analysis and interpretation. Gain a critical framework to assess the quality of data and its sources, to identify potential bias.
Apply your knowledge to your own workplace
Putting your new knowledge into practice, you'll examine how data is used in your own organisation. You'll demonstrate how to identify the potential bias that exists within it, and consider how to make more gender-inclusive data-driven decisions.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Associate Professor Leah Ruppanner
Associate Professor of Sociology, and Co-director of The Policy Lab
Leah is a quantitative methodologist whose research focuses on the impact of gender equality and family policy on individuals’ lives through analysis of large cross-national data. Her research has been published in top-tier sociology journals and featured in Slate, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Conversation, and The Age. She is also a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.
Project Manager, The Policy Lab
Sophie is an anthropologist with an interest in gender, politics and the media. She works across various social and gender equality projects, including currently working on evaluating equal opportunity policies of local government and researching barriers to women’s representation.
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To take Gender Bias and Discrimination in Data as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$1190 AUD (inc GST)
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