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Ethnography for a data-saturated world

Author: Hannah Knox; Dawn Nafus
Publisher: Manchester [United Kingdom] : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Materialising the digital.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection aims to reimagine and extend ethnography for a data-saturated world. The book brings together leading scholars in the social sciences who have been interrogating and collaborating with data scientists working in a range of different settings. The book explores how a repurposed form of ethnography might illuminate the kinds of knowledge that are being produced by data science. It also describes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Knox; Dawn Nafus
ISBN: 1526134977 9781526134974 1526127598 9781526127594
OCLC Number: 1054391654
Description: xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Data scientists : a new faction of the transnational field of statistics / Francisca Grommé, Evelyn Ruppert and Baki Cakici --
Becoming a real data scientist : expertise, flexibility and lifelong learning / Ian Lowrie --
Engineering ethnography / Kaiton Williams --
'If everything is information' : archives and collecting on the frontiers of data-driven science / Antonia Walford --
Baseless data? Modelling, ethnography and the challenge of the anthropocene / Hannah Knox --
Operative ethnographies and large numbers / Adrian Mackenzie --
Transversal collaboration : an ethnography in/of computational social science / Mette My Madsen, Anders Blok and Morten Axel Pedersen --
The data walkshop and radical bottom-up data knowledge / Alison Powell --
Working ethnographically with sensor data / Dawn Nafus --
The other ninety per cent : thinking with data science, creating data studies / Joseph Dumit interviewed by Dawn Nafus.
Series Title: Materialising the digital.
Responsibility: edited by Hannah Knox and Dawn Nafus.

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