We are now inviting applications for the 2016 CCI Digital Methods Summer School. The deadline for application is Monday 21 Sep. 2016.
Hosted by the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), the 2016 event will focus on digital methods for sociocultural research. It is designed for university researchers at all stages of their careers, from doctoral students, postdoctoral and mid-career academics to established scholars.
The week-long intensive program will focus on new quantitative, qualitative and data-driven digital methods and their research applications in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on media, communication and cultural studies and their applications in the creative industries.
Participants will work with leading researchers, engage in hands-on workshop activities and will have the opportunity to present and get feedback on their own work.
The Summer School will offer a range of introductory hands-on workshops in topics such as:
- Digital ethnography
- Issue mapping
- Social media data analytics
- Software and mobile app studies
- Analysing visual social media
- Geo-spatial mapping
- Data visualisation
- Agent-based modelling
- Web scraping
The program will be conceptually grounded in the problems of public communication and privacy, digital media production and consumption, and the ethical issues associated with big data and digital methods in the context of digital media environments. There will be talks on these topics in addition to the workshops.