In Part 1 of this exercise we went over how you may import a digitized image, georeference it and record administrative boundary information contained in the map. The shapefiles that we created now have geographic information ascribed to them. Yet, this is all they have. In Part 2, I will go over how one might…

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In a previous piece in the Digital Orientalist, Giulia Buriola went over geo-referencing examples in QGIS. Here I would like to introduce readers to another common geographic analysis software they might encounter on the market: ArcGIS, and show how this software might be applied to social scientific historical research. Readers may be familiar with this…

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“I don’t know a lot about philosophy,” says Grant Louis Oliveira, a data analyst and quantitative social sciences researcher with an undergraduate degree in political science. He continues: I’d like to change that and more rigorously explore my ideas, but I find the world of philosophy a bit impenetrable, and I don’t think I’m the only…

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This is the first post in Data Praxis, a new series edited by Thomas Padilla. Data Praxis highlights a range of perspectives on the practice of digitally inflected research, pedagogy, curation, and collection building and augmentation. Topics span methods and tools in the context of research questions and/or exploratory trajectories, and extend to consider reflections on…

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