Knowledge Complexity

Project Details


K-PLEX will approach this challenge in a comparative, multidisciplinary and multisectoral fashion, focussing on 3 key challenges to the knowledge creation capacity of big data approaches: the manner in which data that are not digitised or shared become ‘hidden’ from aggregation systems; the fact that data is human created, and lacks the objectivity often ascribed to the term; the subtle ways in which data that are complex almost always become simplified before they can be aggregated. It will approach these questions via a humanities research perspective, but using social science research tools to look at both the humanistic and computer science approaches to the term ‘data’ and its many possible meanings and implications.

Short titleKPLEX
Effective start/end date02/01/201707/05/2018