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When data science meets social sciences: the benefits of the data revolution are clear but careful reflection is needed

Stelmaszak, Marta and Hukal, Philipp (2017) When data science meets social sciences: the benefits of the data revolution are clear but careful reflection is needed. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (01 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Contemporary social sciences unquestionably benefit from the growing accessibility and availability of data sources, and the impressive developments in computational tools for data collection and analysis. However, Marta Stelmaszak and Philipp Hukal emphasise the importance of continued careful reflection when using new forms of data and methods. Any analysis of data requires reflection on the agency that went into defining, recording, and disseminating pieces of information; the fact that computational tools are increasingly deployed to conduct social research must not challenge the foundations upon which social inquiry is based.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Management
Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69979

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