Chapter published in:Language and Text: Data, models, information and applications
Edited by Adam Pawłowski, Jan Mačutek, Sheila Embleton and George Mikros
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 356] 2021
► pp. 137–144
The perils of big data
The use of large amounts of data and the technologies to process them are characteristic of modern research. However, such practices come with risks of misleading the researcher. While there is much that could be said on this topic, here briefly is our cautionary tale to others, based on our direct experiences.
Keywords: big data, research practices, statistical packages, Romanian, dialects, Crișana, shibboleths
- 2.Some background
- 3.The muddle in the middle
- 4.Faith and reason
- 5.Data, and more data
- 6.In short
Published online: 22 December 2021
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