This workshop provides an introductory, interactive seminar to allow PhD students and junior researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to explore and critically engage with innovative approaches to digital methods. PhD students looking for ways to expand on their methods training or find new ways to collect and analyse their own data are particularly welcome. In particular, the workshop will explore visual network analysis as a powerful technique for studying social phenomena, overcoming the conventional micro/macro and quali/quantitative divides through a hands-on, practical training. The workshop will be delivered by two experts working at the forefront of digital methods.
Researcher at the CNRS Centre for Internet and Society, associate professor at the Medi@lab of the University of Geneva, and founder of the Public Data Lab.
Research assistant at the Center for Internet and Society in the SoBigData++ project, and PhD candidate in design at Goldsmiths College, under the supervision of Tommaso Venturini, Alex Wilkie and Michael Guggenheim.
Morning Session, 9:30-12:30
▪ Digital methods and quali-quantitative approaches
▪ Tables and networks and the flattening of the description of the social world
▪ Turning your networks into table with Table2Net
Afternoon Session, 13:30-17:00
▪ Introduction to visual network analysis
▪ Visualising and analysing your networks with Gephi
▪ publishing your networks with Retin