Week 1

Session 1 – March 18 (Wednesday) 2015 (T18-22) - Introduction: data, science → data science

An introduction is made into the ideas and concepts around big data, as well as the current topics and debates within humanities and big data.  

> Exercises:

  • Examples: we will go through and discuss examples of big data, from the Humanities and Social Sciences by explaining and analysing projects and methods used;
  • Overview of software: an overview will be provided on places to find databases, (free) software and tools. This will be accompanied by an introduction into some important concepts and terminology;
  • Introduction and use of text analysis tools: we will acquire, sort out and visualize textual data of a project or topic of your choice;