Challenges for Big Data Analysis. Data Quality and Data Analysis of Analogous and Digital Mass Data

Lilli Braunisch, Malte Schweia, Peter Graeff & Nina Baur (2020)

Forum of Historical Social Research 45(3)


  • Nina Baur, Peter Graeff, Lilli Braunisch & Malte Schweia: Introduction. The Quality of Big Data. Development, Problems, and Possibilities of Use of Process-Generated Data in the Digital Age.
  • Peter Graeff & Nina Baur: Digital Data, Administrative Data, and Survey Compared: Updating the Classical Toolbox for Assessing Data Quality of Big Data, Exemplified by the Generation of Corruption Data.
  • Gertraud Koch & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda: Source Criticism of Data Platform Logics on the Internet.
  • Martin Weichbold, Alexander Seymer, Wolfgang Aschauer & Thomas Herdin: Potential and Limits of Automated Classification of Big Data – A Case Study.
  • Rainer Diaz-Bone, Kenneth Horvath & Valeska Cappel: Social Research in Times of Big Data. The Challenges of New Data Worlds and the Need for a Sociology of Social Research.
  • Michael Weinhardt: Ethical Issues in the Use of Big Data for Social Research.

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