Nikolopoulos, K. and Tsinopoulos, C. and Vasilakis, C. (2023) 'Operational Research in the time of COVID-19: the ‘science for better’ or worse in the absence of hard data.', Journal of the Operational Research Society., 74 (2). pp. 448-449.
How can policymakers and planners make informed decisions during a pandemic? What kind of (big) data are needed, and who and when is supposed to provide these? With the Operational Research community unable to get hold of reliable hard data – especially during the pandemic, the solutions promoted from analytics seem questionable. We may have to employ instead auxiliary data from social media and rapid market surveys.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2021.1930208|
|Publisher statement:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Operational Research Society on 21 June 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01605682.2021.1930208|
|Date accepted:||09 May 2021|
|Date deposited:||05 October 2021|
|Date of first online publication:||21 June 2021|
|Date first made open access:||21 June 2022|
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