Published on February 4, 2014
Data Driven Societies: An Introduction Professors Gaze & Gieseking
Visualize This The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. —John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.
DCSI & Data Driven Societies ✦ Digital & Computational Studies Initiative (founded 2013) ✦ DDS: How do we address social issues with digital and computational tools for the common good?
Course: Assignments ✦ Labs ✦ Blog posts and comments • Flip classroom assignments ✦ Quizzes ✦ Hackathon ✦ Final paper and presentation ✦ Exam
Course: Themes & Tools I. Deﬁning Data through Collection, Access, Readability, and Reliability A. Graph analysis II. Private(s) B. Spatial analysis III. Public(s) IV. The Life of Code V. Sociality & (Cyborg)Embodiment VI. Power & Format Python, Excel, R GoogleMaps, Social Explorer C. Network analysis Gephi
Course: Approach socialstudiesclub.com
How do we study society? 0. Identify an issue 1. Ask a question to understand it 2. Decide a way to frame it 3. Narrow down an approach of study 4. Apply the right tool to gather data 5. Analyze data to create ﬁndings 6. Relate ﬁndings back to other framings and approaches 7. Make evidence-based conclusions
Social Scientiﬁc Approach 0. Identify an issue 1. Research question 2. Theoretical approach 3. Literature review 4. Methods 5. Analysis 6. Discussion 7. Conclusion
Should our site be public? ✦ Pros: share with public, create portfolio of work, represent Bowdoin ✦ Cons: learning process ✦ We will vote on Wednesday
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Twitter 101 ✦ x
“What I Hope for You” ✦ That you look for the question, not the solution. ✦ That you are not seduced by speed and power. ✦ That you don’t see the world as a market, but rather as a place that people live in — you are designing [researching] for people — not machines. -Red Burns, Founder, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU
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