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CFP Doctoral workshop @webuse on Digital tools to study human behavior in online environments



Developing Best Practices for Using Digital Tools to Study
Human Behavior in Online Environments

We invite doctoral students who study human behavior in digital
environments, and who are at the beginning stages of their
dissertation work, to apply to a workshop focusing on methodological
issues in this kind of research. (At a different stage in your work,
but still interested? See below.)

WHEN: August 18-20, 2013
WHERE: Evanston, Illinois, USA (just north of Chicago)
COST: None, the workshop will cover participants’ lodging and meals,
and in most cases the full cost of their travel
HOST: Web Use Project, School of Communication, Northwestern University

The goal of the workshop is to bring together about a dozen junior and
half-a-dozen senior scholars to discuss methodological best practices
for the in-depth study of human behavior in digital environments.
So-called “big data” offer lots of opportunities to study the social
world, but may miss insights that methods such as in-person
observations and interviews can discover. Bringing different types of
data and methods together can help address challenges, such as biased
data sets, and can help glean new insights. Workshop participants will
discuss tools that exist and tools that need to be developed for
sharable, sustainable, and scalable approaches to collecting, coding,
and analyzing comparable data about human behavior in digital

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CFA: CCI Winter School 2013

CCI Winter School 2013
24 – 28 June

Deadline for Applications: 11 February 2013, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI)

Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Building on the widely-acknowledged success of last year’s inaugural CCI Winter School, we now invite applications for 2013. The CCI Winter School is a competitive program that offers selected doctoral students a week-long program of interdisciplinary study, collaboration and social interaction in the broad area of creative industries and innovation research, drawing on the Centre’s expertise in media, cultural and communication studies, economics, education, policy and law, in relation to the creative economy.

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