Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology

Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology

Date            7 December 2012

Time            9.30am – 4.30pm

Location        The British Library, London

Digital methods have been utilised by a variety of disciplines. In an era in which social life is increasingly played out online, such methods offer different ways of asking new questions and generating new data. However, digital methods raise some concerns for researchers, such as maintaining ethical research practices, avoiding unrecognised biases, and keeping up with the pace of contemporary   technological developments. Despite over a decade of innovation and some notable achievements digital methods have yet to be accepted into the mainstream.

This network for methodological innovation aims to build capacity in the research community to address the opportunities and challenges that digitally inspired methods present for social research. Our second seminar showcases a cross-disciplinary range of contemporary social science research projects that utilise digital methods.

Programme: Introduction to digital resources for social scientists at the British Library

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton)

Sue Thomas (De Montford University)

danah boyd (Microsoft Research / New York University)
Pre-recorded talk with live Q&A via link-up

Lightning talks from PhD students / early career researchers

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided
Registration: Please click here to register. Last date for registration is Friday 30 November 2012. Unfortunately seminar numbers are limited, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Confirmation of a place will be sent out after the registration closing date.
Contact :       Helene Snee (University of Manchester) helene.snee@manchester.ac.uk
Other Events:           Spring 2013 (Date TBC)

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