Big Data and society: Navigating Concepts, Methods and Critical Perspectives

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2023

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Big data has gained significant attention over the last decade. But what is Big Data? The focus of this course is both theoretical and practical, first delving into concepts related to data, quantification and big data and critical perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences. The course delves into the central methods of big data, exploring simple and practical ways to use different digital data sources to analyse, visualise and tell stories with data. This practical component also considers the limitations of big data and will teach skills to critically assess data-driven methods and research.


Any 60 points at 100 level.