The Datafied Society

Studying Culture Through Data

Edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es

The Datafied Society

Edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

272 pages | 20 color plates, 9 halftones, 2 line drawings | 6 x 9
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789462981362 Published April 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
As machine-readable data comes to play an increasingly important role in everyday life, researchers find themselves with rich resources for studying society. The novel methods and tools needed to work with such data require not only new knowledge and skills, but also a new way of thinking about best research practices. This book critically reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what such information can reveal; introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization; and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.
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