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Methods of Researching Online Communities

Dariusz Jemielniak

in Thick Big Data: Doing Digital Social Sciences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198839705
eISBN:
9780191897351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839705.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter presents the idea of Thick Big Data, a methodological approach combining big data sets with thick, ethnographic analysis. It presents different quantitative methods, including Google ... More


Thick Big Data: Doing Digital Social Sciences

Dariusz Jemielniak

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198839705
eISBN:
9780191897351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839705.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The social sciences are becoming datafied. The questions that have been considered the domain of sociologists, now are answered by data scientists, operating on large datasets, and breaking with the ... More


Digitalizing the Wantok System in West Papua

James Stiefvater

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0040
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes place in the grounds of West Papuan refugee camps in Papua New Guinea and online in their transnational virtual communities. It asserts that digital technology, especially social ... More


Follow the Digital Thing

Jack Parkin

in Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197515075
eISBN:
9780197515112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515075.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Acknowledging how Bitcoin is geographically contingent and diverse, the follow the thing research design outlined allows for tracing the connections between different aspects of its protocol that are ... More


Disciples of the New Digital Religions: Or, How to Make Your “Fake” Religion Real

Ken Chitwood

in Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This contribution expands and explores the concept of “hyper-real religions” through the case of the Disciples of the New Dawn (DOTND). A pure parody internet religion, DOTND is subtle and sly with ... More


A Village Goes Mobile: Telephony, Mediation, and Social Change in Rural India

Sirpa Tenhunen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190630270
eISBN:
9780190876562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630270.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book examines how mobile telephony contributes to social change in rural India (West Bengal, Bankura district) on the basis of long-term ethnographic fieldwork in a village before and after the ... More


Playable Bodies: Dance Games and Intimate Media

Kiri Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190257835
eISBN:
9780190257880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257835.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Playable Bodies investigates what happens when machines teach humans to dance. Dance videogames work as engines of humor, shame, trust, and intimacy, urging players to dance like nobody’s ... More


Introduction

Jack Parkin

in Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197515075
eISBN:
9780197515112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515075.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

The Introduction contextualises the pursuit of algorithmic decentralisation within the contemporary landscape of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. It problematises these new distributed ledgers ... More


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