What Are Digital Methods, Where Have They Come from, and How/Why Are They Important?

7 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last revised: 9 May 2017

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Louise Reid

University of St. Andrews

Tjerk Timan

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Date Written: January 1, 2017

Abstract

In this blog, the first of a series to come from our digital methods workshop, we attempt to highlight how developments in digital methods offer new opportunities for social science, and research on household sustainability in particular. We believe that many social scientists are unfamiliar with developments in digital methods and hope to encourage greater appreciation of them. Indeed, we conclude our piece with some reasons why social scientists should engage with debates around digital methods and consider using them. Before doing so, we provide some background about what digital methods are and how they have evolved.

Keywords: Digital Methods, Social Sciences, Research Methods

Suggested Citation

Reid, Louise and Timan, Tjerk, What Are Digital Methods, Where Have They Come from, and How/Why Are They Important? (January 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941663

Louise Reid

University of St. Andrews ( email )

North St
Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ
United Kingdom

Tjerk Timan (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

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