Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology is, like NSMNSS, a network run by NCRM. The project aims to build capacity in digital social research, addressing the issues that digitally inspired methods present.
The first of three DMMM events was held on 9 July. I downloaded the 228 #dmmm1 tweets on the day (181 during the event), but there was exemplary coverage – Storify from the organisers, slides/audio of first session up med det samme, blog reports from @SDLjames.
- Axel Bruns (Mapping Online Publics) on understanding the role of Twitter in public communication, studying society through the lens of Twitter – slides/audio | blog report
- Eric Meyer on how technological innovations are shaped by disciplines, big data in the social sciences and the need for new tools – blog report | CEISMIC (Canterbury earthquakes archive, example of humanities approach to digitalise stories, images and video in areas of disaster)
- Christine Hine on exploring the Internet in ethnographies of the everyday – blog report
The final session was an affinity mapping exercise considering the issues around putting digital methods into the mainstream, for example:
- maintaining ethical research practices
- avoiding unrecognised biases
- keeping up with the pace of contemporary technological developments