CANCELLED: Digital Methods Workshops: Digital Content Analysis
This workshop has been organised by the Data, Communication & New Technologies (DCT) Pathway and includes Advanced Qualitative Methods. The training is open to all PhD students across the 7 interdisciplinary Pathways within the White Rose Universities.
The Digital Methods Workshops series: These are introductory and interactive workshops designed to explore and critically think about digital methods, digital literacy and digital expertise. Students will learn some basics about digital methods and have a go at doing them as part of the workshop. They are designed to be introductory sessions, so best suited to level one or two students, although the discussions on critical reflection and literacy is appropriate for all levels. Those who want to add methods to an existing toolkit are also welcome.
This workshop will explore research design for analysing content found on Internet platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Wikimedia. A wealth of information about online communities, creativity, and markets can be accessed using computer-assisted content analysis techniques. We can address questions such as, ‘what incentivises user-generated remix and creativity?’ and ‘what attributes help content spread more or less rapidly through social networks?’ Issues covered in this workshop will include sampling, collecting, analysing data obtained from online platforms, statistical techniques to analyse data, and common pitfalls in this type of research. Come with your own research question and project to benefit from methods surgery in the second half of the workshop.
Helen has recently published a book on ‘Gender and Digital Culture: Between Irreconcilability and the Datalogical’ (Routledge).
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from these Pathway Specific Training sessions. The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.