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White's Three Disciplines and Relative Valuation Order: Countering the Social Ignorance of Automated Data Collection and Analysis

McDermott, SE (2010) White's Three Disciplines and Relative Valuation Order: Countering the Social Ignorance of Automated Data Collection and Analysis. In: Memon, N and Alhajj, R, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis & Mining. 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 09-11 August 2010, Odense, Denmark. IEEE Computer Society , 72 - 79 . ISBN 978-0-7695-4138-9

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Abstract

This paper asks which of White’s (2009) three disciplines and relative valuation orders does the Singapore blogosphere adhere to. Analysing not just the hyperlink connections but the textual discourse; and in doing so attempts to highlight certain limitations of using automated data mining and analysis software. Using the Singapore blogosphere, described by Lin, Sundaram, Chi, Tatemura, and Tseng, (2006) and Hurst (2006), as an isolated and distinct network with no theme or focus, I have targeted blogs using social network analysis uncovering the key players, with higher levels of ‘betweenness centrality’ (de Nooy & Mrvar et al., 2005) and the themes and discipline of the Singapore blogosphere. This case study will help highlight the analytic framework, benefits and limitations of using social network analysis and an ethnographical approach to networks. This paper also highlights the use of various software technology; blogs, IssueCrawler, HTTrack, NetDraw, and Leximancer while using an ethnographic approach to counter the social ignorance of automated electronic software.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010 IEEE. Reproduced with permission from the publisher.
Keywords: blogs, context, cost accounting, data mining, semantics, social network services, software
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Primary Care (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:38
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2010.16
Status: Published
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Identification Number: 10.1109/ASONAM.2010.16
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74462

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