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Missed Miracles and Mystical Connections: Qualitative Research, Digital Social Science and Big Data

Big Data? Qualitative Approaches to Digital Research

ISBN: 978-1-78441-051-3, eISBN: 978-1-78441-050-6

ISSN: 1042-3192

Publication date: 3 November 2014

Abstract

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The chapter offers an original contribution to current discussions and debates surrounding ‘big data’ by developing enduring critiques of sociological methodology and analysis. It concludes by pointing to contributions and interventions that such an empirical programme of qualitative research might make in the context of the ‘digital turn’ and is of value to those working at the interface of traditional and digital(ised) inquiries and methods.

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Smith, R.J. (2014), "Missed Miracles and Mystical Connections: Qualitative Research, Digital Social Science and Big Data", Big Data? Qualitative Approaches to Digital Research (Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1042-319220140000013011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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