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Dealing with Big Data

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities
EditorsGabriele Griffin, Matt Hayler
PublisherEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781474409629
ISBN (Print)9781474409605
Accepted/In press2016
Published20 Jun 2016

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This book chapter attempts to counter anxieties in the humanities and social science about the role of big data in research by focusing on approaches which, by being firmly grounded in the traditional values of disciplines, enhance existing methods to produce fruitful research. Big data poses many methodological challenges, but these pressures should prompt scholars to pay much closer attention to methodological issues than they have in the past.

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