Investigating (with) Big Data
John Percival Building
Cardiff University CF10 3EU
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Big Data has provided new ways of empirical research, theorizing, and interpreting a wide range of
artefacts and processes in both the humanities and social sciences. Yet these new ways have also
affected approaches to, and understandings of, research. The questions (and concerns) raised by
scholars have consequences for the collection, interpretation, and use of Big Data. What are the
theoretical, practical, and pedagogical problems of working with and critiquing Big Data, its
collection, investigation and use? What can the social sciences and the humanities teach each other
about Big Data and its analysis?
Sponsored by Cardiff University’s Digital Humanities Network, this one-day symposium seeks to
bring both humanities and social science perspectives to the field of Big Data to think about critical
uses and useful critiques of ‘datafication’ in humanities and social sciences research. It explores Big
Data-based research and investigations, questions surrounding
May 17, 2017, 9:00am BST
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