DIGI210

Big Data in society: Navigating Concepts, Methods and Critical Perspectives

15 points

Not offered 2021

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Description

Big Data has gained significant attention within the last decade. But what really is Big Data? This course will look at the epistemology and central methods of Big Data. The focus is both theoretical and practical, first delving into the concept of Big Data, including how to conceive data-driven approaches and potential solutions, and then exploring simple ways to use the abundance of digital data sources to analyze, visualize and tell stories with data. Part of the course also involves knowing the limitations of Big Data and learning to critically assess data-driven methods.

Pre-requisites

Any 60 points at 100 level.