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The politics of new data and the challenge of archiving
CRESC & Sociology
University of Manchester
The two main social sciences research repertoires - the national sample survey and the in-depth interview - gained (sudden) precedence in the 1950s, but are now rather old (and tired?).
The intervening years have seen huge innovation in the generation of new data and methods of digital analysis, yet sociologists have not been centrally involved in these.
In the 1950s, a special effort had to be made to collect ‘social’ data – which could then be archived - now such data is routinely produced as part of normal transactional – and non-archived - processes, making the role of specially commissioned social research less clear.
Social scientists have not adequately responded to the challenge of these new data sources, preferring to stick to ‘tried and trusted’ data sources and methods…..
Axis 2 - 3.86 %
Axis 1 - 5.33 %
Cloud of Individuals – axes 1 and 2