Methods North West is holding a Live Data Symposium at the University of Liverpool this Thursday, the 24th of January. This one-day symposium is free, and includes speakers from a range of disciplines, which would be of benefit to many postgraduates, as well as interested staff.
The purpose of this one-day event is to bring together postgraduates, researchers and practitioners whose work involves tracking and analysing practices, processes and data in real-time. It will focus on two broad areas of research where ‘live data’ is a particular focus: first, quantitative approaches to handling and analysing new data sources, including real-time open, administrative, transactional, citizen-produced and event data; and, second, ethnomethodological studies of real-time information work. It will be of particular interest to researchers in a range of fields (from the social sciences through to computer science) with an interest in the study of new technologies, information infrastructures and practices. All speakers work with ‘live data’ but in different ways. The morning session deals with quantitative and computer science research methods while the afternoon shifts to detailed studies of information-using practices. The symposium is free and attendees can register for either session or both. Lunch and coffee will be provided.
Please distribute this information to your postgraduate students and networks. For full details and booking form, please go to: http://www.methodsnorthwest.ac.uk/mnw_events/