Search Results for Category: Big Data and Category: Research

What is US Census Data?

When most Americans think of the census, they think of the 10-year or decennial census that is used to gather basic data about the total population. The decennial census is an actual count of people and housing units, and it serves as the baseline for measuring and generating other census data-sets…

Categories: Big Data, Careers, Quantitative, Sampling, Social Issues

Tags: American Community Survey, Census, census data, geography, Surveys

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Data Visualization Across Research Paradigms

A MethodSpace focus for May is about ways to use visuals to represent key ideas, themes in the data, and results of the study, in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation. Find all posts in this unfolding series. Let’s start thinking about visualization. The term “data visualization” is commonly used to describe the […]

Categories: Big Data, Creative Methods, Evaluation, Focus Series, Multimodal, Qualitative, Quantitative, Students, Teaching, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised, Visuals

Tags: Data Visualization, Visualize

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The #tenyearchallenge and Public Awareness of Data and Algorithms

Facebook, Instagram and other platforms recently set their users a 10 year challenge: post your first ever Facebook photo and another one of you today. Whilst some users were quick to comply, others responded in unexpected ways. Some reactions were funny: Jennifer Aniston in 2009 is Iggy Pop in 2019. Some had a political message: an […]

Categories: Big Data, Data Collection, Research

Tags: Facebook, Public Awareness

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Highlights & Papers: International Conference on Social Media and Society

In this series of posts we are sharing resources and ideas presented at summer festivals. Can’t fly around the world to attend? No worries–  MethodSpace readers can learn from the presentations and related resources made available online. Today we will pay a virtual visit to the 2018 International Conference on Social Media and Society was held in […]

Categories: Big Data, Methods Type, Mixed, Open Access, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Tools and Resources, Uncategorised

Tags: e-festivals, Sharing Research, Social Media

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Academic Researchers Need Support and Incentives to Share Data

Making data available for other researchers to find, use, reuse, and reproduce is fundamental to open science, and ultimately makes research more efficient and effective. Yet despite policies that encourage and require data sharing, researchers in the UK and US report lower percentages of data sharing than average.

Categories: Big Data, Research

Tags: Open Science

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