A View from Anthropology: Should Anthropologists Fear the Data Machines?

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If you are an anthropologist wanting to use digital methods or programming as part of your research, where do you start? In this commentary, we discuss three ways in which anthropologists can use computational tools to enhance, support, and complement ethnographic methods. By presenting our reflections, we hope to contribute to the stirring conversations about the potential future role(s) of (social) data science vis-a-vis anthropology and ethnography, and to inspire other anthropologists to take up the use of digital methods, programming, and computational tools in their own research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBig Data & Society
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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