"Sociological Research in the Digital Age: Analytical and Methodological Challenges and Opportunities"


Sophie Mützel, University of Lucerne (CH)

The rise of big data – data that are large, diverse, often unstructured, and concern an array of phenomena – poses new challenges as well as opportunities to the social sciences and their claim to empirically analyze and explain the social world. Tools and algorithms of computational linguistics, machine learning, and network analysis, which help to identify patterns and to reduce complexity in large digital or digitized data sets, are challenging traditional tool kits of social science methods.

Date: Wednesday, September 25th