Sharing Networks 2017: pen-and-paper fieldwork in a big data world

I’m excited to report that earlier this month, I ran the second wave of data collection for our Sharing Networks research project at OuiShare Fest 2017! To understand how people form and reinforce face-to-face network ties at such an event, I fielded a questionnaire with the help of a committed and effective team of co-researchers.Continue reading “Sharing Networks 2017: pen-and-paper fieldwork in a big data world”

Special RFS issue on Big Data

Revue Française de Sociologie invites article proposals for a special issue on “Big Data, Societies and Social Sciences”, edited by Gilles Bastin (PACTE, Sciences Po Grenoble) and myself. Focus is on two inextricably interwoven questions: how do big data transform society? How do big data affect social science practices? Substantive as well as epistemological /Continue reading “Special RFS issue on Big Data”

Visualization in mixed-methods research on social networks

The journal Sociological Research Online has just published (31 May 2016) a special section on “Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks”, guest edited by Alessio D’Angelo, Louise Ryan and myself. The five papers in this peer-reviewed special issue explore the potential of visual tools to accompany qualitative and mixed-methods research. Visualization can support dataContinue reading “Visualization in mixed-methods research on social networks”

International Program in Survey and Data Science

A new, master’s level programme of study in Survey and Data Science is to be offered jointly by the University of Mannheim, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and Westat. Applications for the first delivery are accepted until 3 January, for a start in Spring 2016. Prospective students are professionals with a firstContinue reading “International Program in Survey and Data Science”

Small data and big models: Sunbelt 2014

Uh, it’s been a while… I should have written more regularly! All the more so as many things have happened this month, not least the publication of our book on the End-of-Privacy hypothesis. Well, I promise, I’ll catch up! Meanwhile, a short update from St Pete Beach, FL, where the XXXIV Sunbelt conference is justContinue reading “Small data and big models: Sunbelt 2014”

Small Data to study the Web: The ANAMIA project

We have just published the results of our research project ANAMIA, studying the personal networks and online interactions of persons with eating disorders (“ana” and “mia” in web jargon). The report has just come out: Documents Report: Young internet users and eating disorder websites: beyond the notion of “pro-ana” (pdf, 92 pp, in French) Infographic:Continue reading “Small Data to study the Web: The ANAMIA project”