Big Data: Methodological Challenges

If the Big Data debate still interests you, then there’s a great looking paper from Ramine Tinati et al. that has recently been published in Sociology. Entitled ‘Big Data: Methodological Challenges and Approaches for Sociological Analysis’, it wades straight into the ongoing debate over the opportunities and pitfalls of new social data, with specific and extended reference to the Twitter platform.

What is doubly of interest is their case study; an analysis of Twitter data linked to a UK tuition fee protest of 2011 (a year after the passing of the legislation). I’ve seen very little analysis of these events, despite their scale and importance, so this is an important intervention.

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