[Air-L] iConference 2013 - February 12, 2013 - Workshop on Big Social Data

Sean Goggins s at goggins.com
Mon Nov 19 14:43:18 PST 2012

Dear AIR List Members -

The 2013 iConference in Dallas, TX features a number of excellent workshops,
including our workshop on "Big Social Data".  The workshop is particularly
aimed at social scientists who do not have the technical experience to mine
data reliably from social media, or experience organizing and analyzing it
in the service of social science (Internet) research.  You will learn how,
working with data you are interested in, in a hands on manner at our

Date: February 12, 2013 (in the context of a conference that runs from
February 12 ­ 15, 2013).
Location: Dallas-ish (Fort Worth), TX

If interested, email: iconferencebigdata at gmail.com

For more information on our workshop, click here:
http://groupinformatics.org/bigsocialdata  and here:

To learn about other aspects of the iConference, check out the conference
website here:  http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/

For those of you not afflicted by TLDR, here's an inline and brief
description of the workshop:
Our proposed workshop is focused on helping to build Big Social Data
collection, management, analysis and visualization research competencies in
the iSchool Community. Over the past six years our team has developed an
end-to-end data collection, management, storage and visualization system. We
aim to share our strategies, methodological approaches, tools and
experiences in a hands on workshop focused on data that participants are
interested in. We propose three paths to participation in order to assist a
wide range of scholars in the development of their own approaches to Big
Social Data, and to initiate the development of a discourse community within
the iSchool caucus. First, participants who are curious about Big Social
Data, but do not yet have well formed research questions, will be provided
with public data sets we have collected from Twitter to demonstrate how big
data can be used to answer a diverse set of research questions. Second,
participants may submit research questions and a set of corresponding search
terms in advance of the workshop. For these participants, we will use our
existing Twitter data collection infrastructure, called TwitterZombie, to
collect public data on their behalf under our existing IRB at Drexel
University. Third, participants may choose to submit their own data.


Sean P. Goggins, Ph.D
http://www.groupinformatics.org <http://www.groupinformatics.org/>
Phone: (215) 948-2729

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
-- Amelia Earhart

visit - http://www.sociotech.net <http://www.sociotech.net/>
personal website ­ http://www.seangoggins.net


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