SS4571 - Digital Sociology and Big Data Research

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Digital innovation is enabling new ways of knowing society, from online surveillance to behavioural analytics and real-time research. Big data is also perceived as transforming science and social science. These new forms of computational social science have sparked intense debates across disciplines including sociology, computing and data science in recent years. This course will provide an overview of these debates, and offers an introduction to the key epistemic, methodological and normative issues they raise. Students will have hands-on experience, through workshops sessions to experiment with digital methods in order to imagine new ways of practicing sociology with technology.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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