Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A Social Framework for Big Data: how social composition and effects are related

Editor Evelyn Ruppert, PI of an ESRC funded project, Socialising Big Data, has published, along with seven other researchers, A Social Framework for Big Data. The framework proposes an agenda that understands how social composition and social effects are related and proposes that giving Big Data a ‘social intelligence’ requires acting with an ethic of care. A background document provides a discussion of some conceptual issues and debates related to this agenda. Both can be found here as well as a working paper that led to the development of the framework.