Type of session : MAKE
Title : Open source toolkit for working with social media/networks
Name of session facilitator(s) : Geraldine
Approximate duration : 45mn ?
Skill level : all
Social media and networks have in recent years emerged as an El Dorado for research, be it academic or commercial. The promises are attractive, yet dealing with the data made available through those can seem daunting as illustrated by Monroe in his article entitled ‘The Five Vs of Big data Political Science’. To the challenges related to volume, Monroe adds velocity, variety, but also vinculation and validity. Indeed, the data available on social networks is heterogeneous, constantly evolving and interrelated which raises issues pertaining to collection, storage and usage.
The session could provide an opportunity to draw a list of open source tools currently available to address those various challenges.
Prerequisite : none