1.7 Content & Objectives

  • See toc on the left!
  • Questions: What is Big Data? What are new forms of data? How does Big Data transform the social sciences? What skills do we need in the age of Big Data?
  • Repeat basic concepts: Measurement, ‘distributional view of data’ etc.
  • Gain visual understanding of data
  • Capture & collection, storage, curation (data management), analysis of Big Data
  • Tools: R, Rstudio, Plotly (see course script of visualization course)