Reconfiguring Digital Methods Workshop

Activiteit: Participation in workshop, seminar


Digital methods can be a very useful addition to the classic repertoire of methods employed by social scientists, but they come
with several challenges. Training for non-programmers is limited and tools developed to help them can break down, be useful
only for specific tasks and sources, and not adaptable enough for the iteration of research questions that characterizes many
social science projects. While tools and corpora for social media studies abound, this availability can sometimes skew research questions to adapt to it, rather than being the drivers of exploration.
In this workshop, we propose to discuss the development of digital methods to address research questions, concepts and empirical sites. Research questions can start offline or online and can be furthered with creative digital approaches. The workshop proposes to understand how we can reconfigure digital methods beyond social media. Thus, our aim is not to
repurpose methods used by data-extractive platforms and their affordances but to assemble digital and non-digital elements and sites of inquiry to answer different research questions.

This workshop is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) grant 819213 (SECURITY FLOW) and grant 850891 (DIGISILK)
Periode16 feb 2024
LocatieLondon, United Kingdom
Mate van erkenningInternational