14 04 2017
How to transform data sets into tools for exploring cultural phenomena?
Explorative data analysis is at the heart of any data-driven research process. Having spent several months collecting data from various sources: social media, web sites, and our own surveys, we were able to perform prototype analyses and visualisations in order to test the quality of the collected data and its usefulness at a later stage of work. Being half-way into our study, we are anxious to see how the work done so far will help us explore the issues we are interested in.
Karol Piekarski, Waldemar Węgrzyn
10 01 2017
What does data tell us about culture? Data-driven research
Thanks to data-driven research we are able to explore the relationship between knowledge about the behaviours of social media users with the research on consumers of culture conducted by traditional methods. This way, we combine the accuracy of surveys and their capacity for revealing the motivations of respondents with the advantages of automated analysis of large data sets, which makes it easy to discover the so-far unnoticed trends and relationships.
Karol Piekarski