September 2013

ASC 2013 Making Sense of New Research Technologies

Critical Reflections on Methodology and Technology: Gamification, Text Analysis and Data Visualisation

A residential conference at the University of Winchester, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2013

Keynotes
Data Visualisation
“Storytelling by numbers”
Tobias Sturt and Adam Frost, The Guardian Digital Agency
Text analysis
“Machine Learning and Automatic Text Classification: What’s Next?”
Fabrizio Sebastiani, National Council of Research, Italy
 Gamification
“Rewarding the Truth”
Jon Puleston, GMI Interactive
About the event

Three themed sessions of papers  introduced by our three keynote speakers. The conference explored recent developments, current thinking and best practices in each of these increasingly important, technologically-inspired areas of research practice. It aims to provide, though critical reflection, a frame of reference as well as applied learning in these subjects at the time when they are making the transition from novel and innovative methods to being an essential part of each research organisation’s repertoire.

Speakers each offered their own practical insights from the sphere of market research, public and social and academic research. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available after the event, in late 2013.