Category Archives: Symbolic data

Why analysis of an act must include an analysis from the point of view of the actor

The following text articulates the theoretical foundation of my analytical biases, namely, my bias toward analyzing human behavior (action), first and foremost, from the point of view of the human being (the actor), while also representing a succinct statement on … Continue reading

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Preparing an intellectual property report

source: “Getting a Grip on Accounting and Intellectual Property” Roya Ghafele, Associate Economic Officer, Intellectual Property and Economic Development Department, WIPO Guidelines for preparing an IP report Provide a narrative summary: – Analyze and explain the basic business model, plan … Continue reading

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Ethnographic, sociology-of-knowledge evidence of economic optimism

Gillian Tett, writing in the Financial Times, reports: Last week, I attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, the annual gathering of (mostly) American business leaders, scientists, artists and politicians, which is similar to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Like any … Continue reading

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NSA scandal is about property, not privacy (part two)

Some further comments on the NSA data-mining scandal: You are not being spied on when organizations look at your social-media data, because you don’t own your social-media data. They are not your or my property. The missing point in sociologists, … Continue reading

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NSA scandal is about property, not privacy

Quick comment on NSA data-mining: Despite the way Glenn Greenwald helped frame it, the NSA data-mining story is ultimately about property not privacy — namely, intellectual property. If consumers of social media are to enjoy autonomous and unambiguous privacy, as … Continue reading

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Politics, data, capital

A headline at politico reads: Karl Rove-linked company gets GOP data deal Politics and economics interact in different ways. In recent years one particular interaction has developed in the area of intellectual property, specifically data collection and analysis. Just as … Continue reading

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A second post on the comments around Biernacki’s Reinventing Evidence

In the process of analyzing textual data, when should researchers reconfigure the text into numerical representation? (a) Basically never. Text should be kept “whole.” Textual data are entirely dependent on context. (b) Under certain circumstances. Depends on the research question. … Continue reading

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