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Emerging practices and perspectives on Big Data analysis in economics: Bigger and better or more of the same?

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Although the terminology of Big Data has so far gained little traction in economics, the availability of unprecedentedly rich datasets and the need for new approaches – both epistemological and computational – to deal with them is an emerging issue for the discipline. Using interviews conducted with a cross-section of economists, this paper examines perspectives on Big Data across the discipline, the new types of data being used by researchers on economic issues, and the range of responses to...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/2053951714536877

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1998-7162
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Big Data and Society Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
1-10
Publication date:
2014-07-01
Acceptance date:
2014-05-01
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EISSN:
2053-9517
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652974
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pubs:652974
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uuid:3991f4ee-deab-4186-b0ba-992af23b03fd
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pubs:652974
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2018-01-31

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