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New methods for new data: developing techniques for analysing alternative social science data

Abstract:

In social science research, methodology matters. Seemingly arcane issues of measurement are not trivial but can have profound influences on how we view the social world.This thesis seeks to fill methodological gaps that have opened up as new research techniques become available. This thesis consists of five chapters covering three projects.

The first project analyses whether Google Trends data can be used as proxies for issue salience. A methodology for validating Google Trends data...

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Nuffield College

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Department:
Trinity College
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Supervisor
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Grant:
ES/H011765/1
Funding agency for:
Jonathan Mellon
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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