Data-driven: the humanities get digital Wednesday 12 May 2021, 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK) with
Dr Emily McGinn Birmingham City University, United Kingdom This lecture is part of the BCU series entitled Thinking, researching, and being online, hosted by the PRG Studio of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University.
This workshop includes the goals of equipping researchers with methods and approaches to digital humanities and the online environment as a source of data.
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This session will provide a broad overview of the digital humanities tools and methods for developing data driven research. Building on this understanding, the workshop will explore participants’ own data collection methods and models and will offer a wide range of options for investigating data and building your project.
This workshop will be of particular interest to researchers pursuing fields such as social media analytics, big data research, virtual ethnography, discourse analysis, or archival research.
The workshop will:
build a theoretical underpinning for digital humanities research,
reflect on the place of the digital humanities in the contemporary research environment,
introduce useful computing and programming tools for research,
provide practical training on online data gathering, web-scraping, or corpus analysis,
prepare researchers to handle, treat, visualise, and analyse big data ethically