In this editorial piece, START researchers Peter Henne and Jonathan Kennedy discuss the downside of replacing laborious human coding procedures with a “big data” computer platform solution. The duo argues that human analysis needs to continue on in concert with computer platform approaches.
Henne, Peter, and Jonathan Kennedy. 2013. "Discussion Point: Embrace 'Big Data,' but don't ignore the human element in data coding." October 23. http://start.umd.edu/news/discussion-point-embrace-big-data-dont-ignore-human-element-data-coding.