Big Data Skills in the Social Sciences
Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building number 36 on the campus map
14th October 2016, 1200 – 1600
This October the Data, Skills and Training research group at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) are organising a half day event on Big Data skills in the Social Sciences.
In recent years new sources of data have become available for studying individuals and society, these have huge potential for social scientists to learn more about how people interact, what they buy, where they go and many other aspects of society for which there was previously little data.
Many skills needed for dealing with this data are not ones that social scientists have traditionally learned such as storing and manipulating very large datasets or collecting data from websites.
This event is aimed at social science researchers or lecturers with limited knowledge of big data, it aims to discuss what new skills are needed to conduct social science research using these new forms of data and the challenges of acquiring these skills.
To take a look at the agenda and to register your place, click here. If you have any enquiries regarding this event contact firstname.lastname@example.org