OII SDP 2014 Reading List

Reading list for the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme 2014 (OIISDP 14). Original here.

Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour – Mark Graham

Graham, M., Hogan, B., Straumann, R. K., and Medhat, A. 2014. Uneven Geographies of User-Generated Information: Patterns of Increasing Informational Poverty. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. (forthcoming).

Graham, M. 2014. The Knowledge Based Economy and Digital Divisions of Labour. In Companion to Development Studies, 3rd edition, eds V. Desai, and R. Potter. Hodder. 189-195.

Graham, M. and Shelton, T. 2013. Geography and the Future of Big Data; Big Data and the Future of Geography. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(3) 255-261.

Internet Research Ethics – Rebecca Eynon

Eynon, R, Fry, J and Schroeder, R (2009) ‘New Techniques in Online Research: Challenges for Research Ethics’ 21st Century Society 4(2) 187-199

Markham, A. and Buchanan, E. (2012) Ethical decision-making and Internet research 2.0: Recommendations from the aoir ethics working committee.

Lewis, K., Kaufman, J., Gonzalez, M., Wimmer, A., and Christakis, N. (2008). Tastes, ties, and time: A new social network dataset using Facebook.com. Social Networks, 30(4) 330-342

Nissenbaum, H. (1998) Protecting Privacy in an Information Age: The Problem of Privacy in Public, Law and Philosophy, 17: 559-596.

Slater M, Antley A, Davison A, Swapp D, Guger C, Barker, C., Pistrang, N., and Sanchez-Vives, M (2006) ‘A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments,’ PLoS ONE 1(1): e39.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000039.

Thelwall, M. and Stuart, D. (2006) Web crawling ethics revisited: Cost, privacy and denial of service, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 57(13): 1771-1779

Towards Conceptualising Learning and Interaction in MOOCs – Rebecca Eynon

Breslow, L., Pritchard, D. E., DeBoer, J., Stump, G. S., Ho, A. D., & Seaton, D. T. (2013). Studying learning in the worldwide classroom: Research into edX’s first MOOC. Research & Practice in Assessment, 8, 13-25.

Any project report that takes your interest from the recent MOOC Research Initiative:http://www.moocresearch.com/reports

DeBoer, J., Ho, A. D., Stump, G. S., & Breslow, L. (2014). Changing “Course” Reconceptualizing Educational Variables for Massive Open Online Courses. Educational Researcher, 43(2), 74–84.

Gillani, N., Eynon, R., Osborne, M., Hjorth, I., and Roberts, S. (2014) Communication Communities in MOOCs. Working paper.

Haythornthwaite, C. (2009, January). Crowds and communities: Light and heavyweight models of peer production. In System Sciences, 2009. HICSS’09. 42nd Hawaii International Conference on (pp. 1-10). IEEE.

Opinion Clashes and Conflicts in Mass Collaboration; from Data to Agent-Based-Modelling – Taha Yasseri

Yasseri, T., Sumi, R., Rung, A., Kornai, A., and Kertész, J. (2012) Dynamics of conflicts in Wikipedia</a>. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38869.

Yasseri, T., Spoerri, A., Graham, M. and Kertész, J. (2014) The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis. In: P.Fichman and N.Hara (eds) Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration. Scarecrow Press.

Török, J., Iñiguez, G., Yasseri, T., San Miguel, M., Kaski, K., and Kertész, J. (2013) Opinions, Conflicts and Consensus: Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment. Physical Review Letters 110 (8).

Iñiguez, G., Török, J., Yasseri, T., Kaski, K., and Kertész, J. (2014) Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment. To appear in EPJ Data Science.

Are There Too Many Things?: Gender and New Media – Caroline Bassett

Bassett, Caroline (2013). ‘Feminism, Expertise and the Computational Turn’ in Thornham, Helen, & Weissmann, Elke (ed.) Renewing Feminism: Narratives, Fantasies and Futures. London: IB Tauris. Pp.199-214.

See also the fembot collective and ADA, a journal of gender, media and technology.http://fembotcollective.org

Digital Humanities – Kathryn Eccles

Stephen Marche, Literature is Not Data: Against Digital Humanities. Los Angeles Review of Books, October 2012.

David M. Berry (ed.) Understanding Digital Humanities, (Palgrave 2012), Introduction.

Andrew Prescott, ‘Consumers, Creators or Commentators? Problems of Audience and Mission in the Digital Humanities’, in Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice (Sage, 2012).

Collecting Social Media Data with the Python Programming Language – Jonathan Bright


Savage, M., and Burrows, R., (2007), The Coming Crisis of Empirical Sociology. Sociology, 41(5): 885

Lazer, D., Pentland, A., Adamic, L. et al. (2009), Life in the network: the coming age of computational social science. Science, 323(5915), 721–723.

Matthew Russell, Mining the Social Web, Second Edition. 2013. Pasadena, CA: O’Reilly Media.

Theoretical Modelling – Greg Taylor

Arrow, Kenneth J., “Mathematical Models in the Social Sciences.” In H.D. Lasswell and D.T. Lerner, eds., Policy Sciences in the United States, Stanford University Press, 1951, pp. 129-154.

Cultures of Me: Considering the Digital Selves Across Media and Identity – Bernie Hogan

Davis, J. L., & Jurgenson, N. (2014). Context collapse: theorizing context collusions and collisions. Information, Communication & Society, 17(4), 476–485. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.888458

Marwick, A. E., & Boyd, D. (2010). I Tweet Honestly, I Tweet Passionately: Twitter Users, Context Collapse, and the Imagined Audience. New Media & Society, Online Fir(0), 1–20. doi:10.1177/1461444810365313

Privacy, Data Protection and Cloud Computing – Ian Walden

Kuan Hon: ‘Cloud Computing: Geography or Technology – Virtualisation and Control.

Hon, Millard and Walden: ‘Personal Data in Cloud Computing – What Information Is Regulated?’

Methods/Tools 3: Online Ethnography – Eric Meyer

Prolog, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 in Bonnie Nardi, My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft.

Miller, D., Horst, H. (2012). Chapter 1: The Digital and the Human: A Prospectus for Digital Anthropology. In Digital Anthropology. 2012. London: Berg.

Burrell, J. (2009). The Field Site as a Network: A Strategy for Locating Ethnographic Research. Field Methods 21(2): 181-199.

Marcus, George E. (1995). “Ethnography in/of the world system: the emergence of multi-sited ethnography.” Annual Review of Anthropology 24: 95-117.

Tales from the Field, Reflections on a Studying Data Archives across Time, Technologies and Continents – Kristin R. Eschenfelder & Kalpana Shankar

Ember, C.; Hanisch, R. (2013) Sustaining Domain Repositories for Digital Data, A White Paper.

National Academy of Sciences, Board on Research Data and Information (2014) Strategies for Economic Sustainability of Publicly Funded Data Repositories: Asking the Right Questions.

Making Sense of Geosocial Media: Asking Questions and Escaping Mental Ruts – Matt Zook

Jeremy W. Crampton, Mark Graham, Ate Poorthuis, Taylor Shelton, Monica Stephens, Matthew W. Wilson and Matthew Zook. (2013). Beyond the Geotag? Deconstructing “Big Data” and Leveraging the Potential of the Geoweb. Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS). 40 (2), 130-139.

Shelton, T., Poorthuis, A., Graham, M. and M. Zook. 2014. Mapping the Data Shadows of Hurricane Sandy: Uncovering the Sociospatial Dimensions of ‘Big Data’. Geoforum.

See also The Bro-ughnut of New York.

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