Reinventing the Social Scientist and Humanist in the Era of Big Data
A Perspective from South African Scholars
This book explores the big data evolution by interrogating the notion that big data is a disruptive innovation that appears to be challenging existing epistemologies in the humanities and social sciences. Exploring various (controversial) facets of big data such as ethics, data power, and data justice, the book attempts to clarify the trajectory of the epistemology of (big) data-driven science in the humanities and social sciences.
Keywordsbig data; data storage; statistical analysis; digital revolution; social sciences; data generation; data acquisition; data analysis; data science
ISBN9781928424376, 9781928424369, 9781928424376
Publication date and placeBloemfontein, 2019
Sociology & anthropology