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The Living With Data team has undertaken previous research exploring various aspects of life in datafied times across a broad range of domains. Domains include on social media and in the media, creative and cultural industries, and topics covered include inequality, well-being and the visual dimensions of living with data. Previous research has been funded by AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, BBC R&D and the Norwegian Research Council

Click on the links below to find out more about our previous research.

  • Signing In: audience experiences of data practices in the media: Signing In aimed to explore what diverse audience groups feel about the data practices that relate to signing in to access BBC services, a process which was being rolled out at the time of the research.
  • Views on data management: this project focused on public perceptions of ‘good’ data practices, through a survey into public attitudes to data management models. 
  • Trust in data: Trust in Data involved a citizen jury with diverse citizens to explore their trust in data-driven systems and data management models.
  • Data, diversity and inequality in the creative industries (or DDI): DDI explored new approaches to gathering and analysing data about diversity and inequality, and new relationships between data, diversity and inequality in the creative industries.  
  • What constitutes ‘good data’ in the creative economy? (or Good Data): Good Data asked: What does good data / good data practice mean for specific actors in specific creative economy organisations? 
  • Living with data visualisation: With collaborators around the world, some of us are undertaking a range of projects to explore how people ‘live with data visualization’, asking: how do data visualizations impact on the way that people live, work and communicate?
  • How data work in contexts: ‘How data work in contexts’ collects together some of the research by Susan Oman (and others) that considers how different kinds of data work for and against people in various contexts.
  • Living with social media data mining: this page is about the research undertaken by Helen Kennedy between 2012 and 2014, which resulted in the book Post, Mine, Repeat: social media data mining becomes ordinary.