Methods Fair 2018: Social Science Research in the Digital Age
|Dates:||29 October 2018|
|Times:||10:30 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Fair|
methods@manchester is delighted to announce their annual Methods Fair will be held on 29th October 2018 at The University of Manchester. Our theme is Social Science Research in the Digital Age. The digital revolution has changed the way we live; our lives are as likely to be lived online as they are offline. New technology and digital infrastructures are rapidly developing. This has created novel and exciting ways of knowing about human behaviours and communities for social science researchers and is reshaping how knowledge is produced. Consequently, new forms of data have emerged including big, open and real-time data, from a diverse range of sources, such as, the Internet of Things, social media, governments, large corporations and small organisations. Researchers are responding to these new forms of data and technological developments applying traditional and cutting-edge methodologies and tools, including social network and spatial analysis, computer science and visualisation, and digital ethnographies, to analyse them, as well as digitising heritage materials. Whilst the digital world is stimulating social science research, it also brings social, political and ethical challenges. At our annual Methods Fair we will be showcasing the varied ways social scientists are researching and responding to the challenges of living in the digital world.
We aim to bring together and inspire postgraduate researchers and academics, as well as those working in industry. We are pleased to announce our keynote will be delivered by Dr Anita Greenhill, Senior Lecturer in People Management and Organisation, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. She has over 60 published articles in various fields of interest and expertise: Information Systems, Virtual Communities, Sociology, Skills acquisition in Information Technology, Gender and Information Technology, Information Technology, Policy and Education, and Qualitative Research Methods. Presentations will also be delivered throughout the day on the following themes: analysing digital texts; the challenges of using social media data; collecting and analysing digital data; real time digital data collection; digital mapping; and digital filming.
This year, we invite postgraduate researchers to enter our poster competition. We ask that they create a poster which fits with the theme of the Fair and explains the aims of their research and the method used. Blackwell’s vouchers will be awarded to those in 1st (£150), 2nd (£100) and 3rd (£50) places. Posters will be displayed at the Fair.
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