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Engaging with sensor-based methods for social sciences research is necessary, overdue and potentially rewarding

Müller, Jörg (2017) Engaging with sensor-based methods for social sciences research is necessary, overdue and potentially rewarding. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Sensors are an important source of big data. Developments at the heart of “smart cities” or the exploding “quantified self” movement are all reliant on sensors. However, attempts by social scientists to engage with sensors from a methodological perspective have been rare. Jörg Müller argues that such engagement is not only necessary and overdue, but also potentially rewarding. It’s important to address concerns over the reliability of the data obtained, and also to remain cautious about certain interpretations of it, but sensors can open up new ways of doing social research.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 12:50
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 00:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79542

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