Big data in science and higher education research: The case of intermediaries in higher education


Oberg, Achim



URL: https://www.uni-kassel.de/einrichtungen/incher/akt...
Document Type: Conference presentation
Year of publication: 2019
Conference title: INCHER Research Colloquium
Location of the conference venue: Kassel, Germany
Date of the conference: 16.01.2019
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Mittelstandsforschung u. Entrepreneurship (Woywode)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Many publicly available sources for big data research projects – for instance, websites of organizations in the field of higher education, shared knowledge on Wikipedia or debates on social media platforms – contain large amounts of relational and textual data. To make use of these qualities, a conceptual lens that combines social network and institutional analysis is quite helpful: Social network analysis enables us to capture larger structures and positions of individuals and organizations within these structures; institutional analysis provides concepts and tools to make meaning structures visible. In combination, we can study field configurations in unprecedented detail on a large scale. How such an approach can be applied to science and higher education research is demonstrated by early results of a current research project on transnational intermediaries in higher education.




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