Caitlin Birch – Research Applications of Web Archiving in the Social Sciences

Novel Data for the Social Sciences Spring Workshop at Dartmouth College
Caitlin Birch, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College – “Research Applications of Web Archiving in the Social Sciences”

The increasing centrality of the Internet and other technologies in the daily lives of people globally has generated a massive windfall of potential new data sources for social scientists. This one day workshop, hosted by the Neukom Institute, the Department of Sociology, and the Quantitative Social Science Program at Dartmouth College, will advance the goal of developing new and innovative data sources and analytic strategies for the social sciences. The workshop covered a broad range of substantive topics, from politics to gender, and employed a wide range of methods including social media analysis, the use of UAVs, and morphometric analysis. In bringing together a diverse group of scholars committed developing new data sources, this workshop will advance the goal of fostering interdisciplinary connections that will carry forth outside of Dartmouth after the conclusion of the workshop.

Caitlin Birch – Research Applications of Web Archiving in the Social Sciences

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