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‘Big data’ from online interactions offer a rich object of study for academics and policy-makers interested in human nature and economic behaviour

Przepiorka, Wojtek (2014) ‘Big data’ from online interactions offer a rich object of study for academics and policy-makers interested in human nature and economic behaviour. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Data on the interactions between individuals on the Internet are often viewed as a potential threat to privacy or freedom of expression, particularly in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s disclosures on the surveillance activities conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA). As Wojtek Przepiorka writes, however, the ‘big data’ produced by online transactions on websites such as eBay can also be an invaluable resource for academics and policy-makers. He argues that subjecting this data to formal study has the potential to uncover key insights on human nature and economic behaviour.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 09:13
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72023

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