Dennis: Big Data Revolution, Methodological Evolution

We know your dreamsAre academic researchers being left behind by their commercial counterparts? Is the rigour and transparency of social science being sacrificed in the name of revolution? ‘The Big Data Revolution’ workshop hosted by Innocentive on 12 September 2012 offered an excellent chance to weigh up these questions. The workshop brought together a mix of commercial, academic and government researchers including representatives from Amazon, City University, Royal Bank of Scotland, and the US Department of Homeland Security.

James Dennis, NPCU doctoral candidate, offers his thoughts here.