Social Data Science Xennials: Between Analogue and Digital Social Research

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Abstract / Description of output

This book explores the tension between analogue and digital as part of an evolving research programme and focuses on the sequencing of methods within it. The book will be an invaluable reference for scholars who routinely engage in critical sociological analysis of the digital workplace and find it easier to treat the digital as an object of study. It describes how the transformations taking place in the 10-year arc of a career spent doing fieldwork in the IT sector led the author to progressively embrace new forms of data and methods. In a time where sociological imagination takes the shape of whatever new phenomenon can be studied by transactional data and machine learning methods, it is a reminder that longstanding engagement with a particular field of practice is the basis of empirical social science expertise.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages106
ISBN (Electronic)9783030603588
ISBN (Print)9783030603571
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • social data science
  • ethnomethodology
  • IT sector
  • interdisciplinarity
  • digital social research
  • sequence analysis
  • digital sociology
  • social data science xennials
  • digital innovation


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