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Doing Research in the Digital Age

Doing Research in the Digital Age is the introductory strand of CDH Learning. Our varied programme of events is aimed at making a broad community of researchers – ranging from graduate students to senior academics – familiar with the key concepts, methods and tools required to do research in the digital age.

We showcase digital research which is relevant to their disciplines and interests, organise 'taster' sessions in key methods, and provide opportunities to experiment and work with pre-prepared datasets. This strand is primarily aimed not at researchers who self-identify as 'digital humanists' or who necessarily think of themselves as researching some aspect of 'the digital', but rather at those who want to experiment and explore new methods in order to make better-informed decisions about what to include in their methodological toolkit.

The content of the strand is organised into four themes: Machine Reading the Archive, Ethics of Big Data, Ways of Machine Seeing and Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age. It also includes standalone sessions which are not connected to a single theme or which are relevant to several.

We also run Advanced Workshops - read more about this strand of our programme here

Doing Research in the Digital Age sessions are open to PhD students and staff at the University of Cambridge (including college staff and CUP staff).

Title Start Date Location
Digital research project design for beginners Oct 17, 2017 02:00 PM S2, Alison Richard Building
Curating your own digital archive Nov 16, 2017 11:00 AM S3, Alison Richard Building
Webscraping for beginners Nov 21, 2017 02:00 PM B4, Criminology
Understanding digital footprints Nov 27, 2017 02:00 PM SG2, Alison Richard Building
Can social media work for me? Dec 05, 2017 02:00 PM S1, Alison Richard Building
How to get bulk data from websites Jan 16, 2018 11:00 AM S3, Alison Richard Building
Turn your PDFs into searchable text Jan 23, 2018 02:00 PM
Introduction to doing research in online environments Jan 30, 2018 02:00 PM
Academic social networking sites: a user guide Feb 20, 2018 02:00 PM SG2, Alison Richard Building
An introduction to programming with Python Feb 27, 2018 11:00 AM SG2, Alison Richard Building
Academic research, data and the law: An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation Mar 06, 2018 02:00 PM SG2, Alison Richard Building
Automatic Text Recognition: an introduction to Transkribus Mar 26, 2018 02:00 PM S2, Alison Richard Building

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