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Ethnography Lab国際ワークショップ:Anthropology and Big Data: Potentials and Pitfalls(ビッグデータと人類学)

Ethnography Lab国際ワークショップ

 

Anthropology and Big Data:
Potentials and Pitfalls
ビッグデータと人類学

 

日時: 2018年10月19日(金) 10:00~12:00

場所: 大阪大学大学院人間科学研究科
    北館2階 ラーニングコモンズ

講師: Morten Axel Pedersen
     (Professor of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen)

Based on my involvement in the interdisciplinary Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS) which is hosted at the Faculty of Social Sciences at UCPH, in this talk I discuss how anthropology might contribute to or even transform ”big data” research, and vice versa. Founded by a group of mid-career sociologists, anthropologists, economists, political scientists, psychologists and computer scientists, SODAS has over recent years experimented with bringing together otherwise disparate social science data-formats and methods, ranging from sensor logged on and meta-data scraped from digital devises, to ethnographic fieldwork materials and other qualitative data. Departing from examples from a number of such ”quali-quantitative” projects and experiments, particular emphasis will be put on the many potentials and pitfalls – epistemological, ethical and political – arising from mixing computational ”big data” with ethnographic “thick data”.