‘Compromised Data?’ Social media research: methodological challenges, unexamined niches, and the politics of big data

Today's presentations on big data research at Compromised Data? raised some important questions about the role that big data is playing in academic research and government policy, as well as about the methodological challenges faced by big data researchers. Greg Elmer's opening remarks positioned the 'compromised data?' theme in the broader context of neoliberal policies … Continue reading ‘Compromised Data?’ Social media research: methodological challenges, unexamined niches, and the politics of big data

Upcoming presentation: social movements and big data research

In October Tim and I will be presenting on the methodological underpinnings of our Mapping Movements project at the Compromised Data? colloquium at Ryerson University. Our paper examines some of the problems with big data research on social movements: Social movement research and big data: critiques and alternatives This paper examines the growing use of … Continue reading Upcoming presentation: social movements and big data research