Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - On Digital Publics of Opening…or Not 2/17/14

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Published on February 19, 2014

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Data Driven Societies
Digital & Computational Studies
Bowdoin College
February 17, 2014
Professors Gieseking & Gaze

Lecture Slides "On Digital Publics of Opening…or Not"

Data Driven Societies: On Digital Publics of Opening…or Not Professors Gaze & Gieseking

Announcements! ✦ Hackathons: 2/26 or 4/23 from 6-9pm, VAC 3rd fl. (must attend at least one) ! ✦ Field trip 2/28 at 11am-1.30pm, need IDs ! ✦ Time to check on the data: download this week’s ScraperWiki senaiben.org

Data & Information (Recap) ✦ Information society ! ✦ Data vs. information ! ✦ Information-as-freedom vs. information-as-control

Big Data & Privacy (recap) ✦ Ethical research ! ✦ Data sample and data access ✦ Firehose, gardenhose, spritzer ✦ API ! ✦ Defining big data, defining privacy daily.captaindash.com

Searching the Engine / for Privacy (recap) ✦ Filter bubble, machine learning, privacy ✦ Team exercise on blog posts ✦ Begin lab ✦ Quiz

What Does It Mean to Go Public? mappingbooks.blogspot.com

What Does It Mean to Go Public? srogers.carto.db

Representing Representation ✦ 2-3 minutes: present you peer’s research based on her or his representation post ✦ 1 minute rebuttal: add anything else you want to ! When you are all complete, discuss: ✦ What surprised (or not) you about what you heard? ✦ What trends do you see developing across your hashtag theme? What is specific to you? ✦ What trends do you think could be explored further in your peers’ hashtag analysis in the future? And in your own future analysis?

Next Class: Feb. 17 Today: going public 101 ✦ ! Quiz: terms / concepts coming via email ✦ ! Readings: Donovan, Grossman, Odewahn — NOTE SYLLABUS CHANGE! ✦ ! ✦ Next class/lab: ✦ publicness, proprietary ecologies ✦ t-tests & Beysian stats intro

Social Scientific Approach 0. Identify an issue 1. Research question 2. Theoretical approach 3. Literature review 4. Methods 5. Analysis 6. Discussion 7. Conclusion

Digital Natives, a.k.a. Digitized American Youth ✦ 77% have a cell phone ✦ 95% have internet access ✦ 80% with internet access use social media ✦ Average of 3,417 texts per month from the Pew Internet & American Life Project 2011-2012 digitalfamiysummit.com

MyDigitalFootprint.org mydigitalfoorprint.org

Opening Proprietary Ecologies ✦ 77% have a cell phone ✦ 95% have internet access ✦ 80% with internet access use social media ✦ Average of 3,417 texts per month from the Pew Internet & American Life Project 2011-2012

ScraperWiki Support A clever and elegant solution to our problem of accessing Twitter data with a limited number of calls: ! 1. Open ScraperWiki and view your table ! 2. Download EVERY MONDAY ! 3. Restart EVERY MONDAY (you will need to do this the first Monday of break too)

Interpretation is Inevitable & Essential All researchers are interpreters of data. … Interpretation is the center of data analysis. -boyd & Crawford (2012) ! Interpretation - the act of explaining meaning, i.e., transforming data into information and information into knowledge

Interpretation is… ! ! ✦ Design decisions grow from what is measured ✦ Limitation and bias lead to misinterpretation ✦ Can we transcend subjectivity? Can we ever be truly objective?

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