On 2 February the Government published its levelling up policy paper Levelling Up the United Kingdom which sets out how the Government are proposing to spread opportunity more equally across the UK. In response to the Levelling Up paper, SHU launched an internal competition for teams of researchers to submit their proposals for innovative, multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral projects that address at least one of the 12 Levelling […]
Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods Featuring Professor Simon Lindgren (Umeå University). The ongoing and intensifying datafication of our societies poses huge challenges as well as opportunities for social science to rethink core elements of its research enterprise. Prominently, there is a pressing need to move beyond the long-standing qualitative/quantitative divide. This […]
Title: Me and my big data: developing citizens data literacy Speaker: Dr Eleanor Lockley (Research Fellow) Date and time: Wednesday 5th February 2020, 1pm-2pm Abstract This seminar will provide an overview of the Me and My Big Data project which seeks to understand the levels of and variations in UK citizens data literacy. The “Cambridge Analytica” scandal made clear the […]
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