17. Methodological Playgrounds

I first heard the term methodological playground in 2014, from Institute for Educationā€™s Professor Carey Jewitt. She was talking about her work with digital artists and social researchers, synthesizing methods to open up different perspectives, generate imaginative research questions, and create a wider range of research tools. Around that time I was working on an […]

16. Big Data and social research ā€“ 2 years on

Next month will be two years since my first post. Back then examples of big data in social research and evaluation were more limited and the courses on offer were not so specialised for a social research audience. Things are different today. 1) A wider range of social research methods courses connected to big data, […]

5. What about administrative data?

Along with these new types of data big data I started to wonder about sources of what I used to think of as big data ā€“ national surveys and longitudinal studies and administrative data collected by Government. What Will Parry refers to as big(ish) data (in this handy post on relatively simple approaches for reducing […]