Hosted by the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), the 2016 event will focus on digital methods for sociocultural research. It is designed for university researchers at all stages of their careers, from doctoral students, postdoctoral and mid-career academics to established scholars.
The week long intensive program will focus on new quantitative, qualitative and data-driven digital methods and their research applications in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on media, communication and cultural studies and their applications in the creative industries.
Participants will work with leading researchers, engage in hands-on workshop activities and will have the opportunity to present and get feedback on their own work.
The School will offer a range of introductory hands-on workshops in topics such as:
- Digital ethnography
- Issue mapping
- Social media data analytics
- Software and mobile app studies
- Analysing visual social media
- Geo-spatial mapping
- Data visualisation
- Agent-based modelling
- Web scraping
The program will be conceptually grounded in the problems of public communication and privacy, digital media production and consumption, and the ethical issues associated with big data and digital methods in the context of digital media environments. There will be talks on these topics in addition to the workshops.
The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) conducts world-leading research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital media environment. It is a leading Australian centre for media and communication research, areas in which QUT has achieved the highest possible rankings in ERA, the national research quality assessment exercise. Our research programs cover the challenges of digital media for journalism, public communication and democracy; the dynamics and regulatory challenges of emerging digital media economies; and the embedding of digital media technologies into the practices of everyday life. The DMRC has a particular focus on innovative digital methods for social and cultural research, including the analysis of ‘big social data’; is actively engaged with the Asian region; and has a strong commitment to research training for academic and industry researchers alike.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 SEPTEMBER
Australian and international scholars interested in applying for one of up to 50 places should send their applications to email@example.com by Monday 28 September. Please send all materials as a single PDF file. The application PDF should include:
- A copy of your current CV including educational qualifications, publications (if relevant), and current position and/or stage of PhD candidature;
- A 1-2 page cover letter outlining your experience and interests in digital methods, and;
- The title and one-paragraph description of your current or proposed research project that is relevant to the Summer School’s themes.
Participants will be selected based on the alignment of their background, research interests and project ideas.
There is a registration fee for the School of AUD350. Daytime catering will be provided. If your application is successful, you will be responsible for the costs of your travel to and from Brisbane, and for obtaining visas and accommodation. A small number of fee-waiver scholarships will be made available based on a combination of need and academic merit. If you wish to be considered for a fee-waiver scholarship, please provide an additional paragraph in the cover letter outlining your case.
If you have any enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.