Intellectual Craftsmanship and Big Data

Author/s Maria Stella Agnoli
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/109 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 7-17 File size 55 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2016-109002
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The article introduces theoretical and methodological issues at the center of the debate surrounding Big Data, which are then discussed and examined in the essays that follow. In considering these, the author refers to the maxims and recommendations that Charles Wright Mills, in the appendix to The Sociological Imagination, addresses to a young scholar at the beginning of his/her studies in the field of social science. The article highlights their enduring relevance in the context of the challenges and opportunities presented to social research by the growing, and presumed, availability, of information stored and organized in large digitized data banks.

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Maria Stella Agnoli, L’arte intellettuale al cospetto dei big data in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 109/2016, pp 7-17, DOI: 10.3280/SR2016-109002