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Research team

Örebro Social Sciences and Humanities Big Data Studies

About this team

In the last decades, methodological and technological development has led to great progress in Big-data research i.e. systematic analyses of large databases. At the same time, extensive efforts to digitalize physical archives has made new materials available for research within a breadth of research areas. Despite these new opportunities, awareness of and skills to conduct big-data analyses are generally scarce, not least within the humanities and social sciences.

Örebro Social Sciences and Humanities Big Data Studies is a project focused on creating a research infrastructure for supporting the use and analysis of big-data. One foundation of the project is the open data archive of the Swedish parliament, a unique digitalized archive that covers close to 500 years of parliamentary affairs. Within the project a search engine as well as analytical tools are developed for research on parliamentary open data within the social sciences and  humanities.