Thanks for sharing that example from Nature, Max! I hadn’t heard about it and agree that it is a good example of problematic scholarship that prioritizes sexy algorithms and modeling over pertinent histories and social theory. It not only demonstrates a dire need for disciplines relying on these methods to practice more critical reflection on such…[Read more]
Thanks for the useful synthesis and reflection, Arlene! (And bummer about the site not saving your final thought! I almost had that happen the other week but somehow it went through and I was so relieved, haha). I’d be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on messiness and particularly obfuscation as a feminist approach to data in the…[Read more]
Thank you for your thoughts, Rabani and Joshua!
Thinking about your second to last question, Rabani, about interpretation and transcription. On a personal level, I spent much of my summer transcribing the audio recordings of interviews I conducted for a research project of mine. Not only did it take many hours of labor (22 interviews spanning…[Read more]