Search Results for Category: Big Data and Category: Research

Literacy More than Ethics Missing in Data Science

I swear by Hypatia, by Lovelace, by Turing, by Fisher (and/or Bayes), and by all the statisticians and data scientists, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and this indenture. Could this be the first line of a “Hippocratic Oath” for mathematicians and data scientists? […]

Categories: Big Data, Research Ethics

Tags: Bias, Critical Thinking, Data Science, Hippocratic Oath

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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, Instruction, Multimodal, Other, Presentation, Visuals, and Creativity, Qualitative, Quantitative, Teaching, Tools and Resources

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, Mixed, Other, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research, Research Methods, Tools and Resources

Tags: e-festivals, Open Access, 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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Video: The Big Ethics Needed for Big Data

Is the skills gap in the social sciences and challenges with data access limiting the potential for big data to be put to “good” use? In this taped debate from the United Kingdom’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science, Katie Metzler, head of methods innovation at SAGE Publishing, moderates a panel […]

Categories: Big Data, Research Ethics, SAGE Posts, Video

Tags: ESRC

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