Quotation Oberg, Achim. 2019. Big Data in Science and Higher Education Research: The Case of Intermediaries in Higher Education. INCHER Research Colloquium, Kassel, Deutschland, 16.01.-16.01. Invited Talk


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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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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Big Data in Science and Higher Education Research: The Case of Intermediaries in Higher Education
Event INCHER Research Colloquium
Year 2019
Date 16.01.-16.01.
Country Germany
Location Kassel
Invited Talk Y