Case Study #4: FrankenTheory

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Boundaries in My Analysis of Google Analytics I am limiting my analysis of Google Analytics as an object of study by focusing on its activities and its data model as reported in terms of dimensions and metrics. Google defines Analytics activity as collection, collation, processing, and reporting. Google describes its data model as consisting of…
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Case Study: Scaffolding Outline

OoS: Google Analytics Activities addressed in my OoS: Collection, Collation, Processing, Reporting GA Data Model: User (Visitor), Session (Visit), Interaction (Hits) Data Model Collections and Reports: Dimensions (“descriptive attribute or characteristic of an object”) and Metrics (“Individual elements of a dimension that can be measured as a sum or ratio”) (Google, 2014). Theories & Selection…
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Theory Application Rubric: A Class Construction

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This rubric really is a social construct: class members collaborated (with a great deal of momentum generated by Maury’s contributions) on the beginnings of our rubric. While each of us likely added or removed bits of the collaborative work to personalize the rubric, I’m proud to be part of this socially constructed, class-sourced rubric development…
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Reading Notes: Foucault Parts I and II

Summary Part I The major idea introduced in Part I is that discourse must be considered in its relationship to other discourses and other aspects of discourse. Its defined characteristics should be determined in its relationship to its context and content, and to other discourses, in the same genre as well as to other discourse…
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Am I in The Digital Humanities?

I’m reading a series in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the digital humanities, and it’s sparked this question: assuming I intend to focus on technology and new media in my doctoral program, will my scholarship be considered “digital humanities”? To me, “digital humanities” suggests more visual presentation and analysis of data rather than traditional…
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