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

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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"

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  • 1. Data Driven Societies: On Digital Publics of Opening…or Not Professors Gaze & Gieseking
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Data & Information (Recap) ✦ Information society ! ✦ Data vs. information ! ✦ Information-as-freedom vs. information-as-control
  • 4. Big Data & Privacy (recap) ✦ Ethical research ! ✦ Data sample and data access ✦ Firehose, gardenhose, spritzer ✦ API ! ✦ Defining big data, defining privacy daily.captaindash.com
  • 5. Searching the Engine / for Privacy (recap) ✦ Filter bubble, machine learning, privacy ✦ Team exercise on blog posts ✦ Begin lab ✦ Quiz
  • 6. What Does It Mean to Go Public? mappingbooks.blogspot.com
  • 7. What Does It Mean to Go Public? srogers.carto.db
  • 8. 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?
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Social Scientific Approach 0. Identify an issue 1. Research question 2. Theoretical approach 3. Literature review 4. Methods 5. Analysis 6. Discussion 7. Conclusion
  • 11. 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
  • 12. MyDigitalFootprint.org mydigitalfoorprint.org
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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)
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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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