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Maria

"I was looking for a real trans-disciplinary programme that makes the most of the digital tools available for social and cultural research."

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"Since I graduated from my bachelors, I had been involved in projects engaging with digital culture from a critical and social perspective. I had been looking on the internet for nearly one year for a Masters that suited my interests and curiosity, when my trajectory led me to type into the browser 'master digital sociology'. And there it was. Previously, I had found similar Masters such as digital anthropology, but they didn't fully satisfy me. I guess I was looking for a real trans-disciplinary programme that makes the most of the digital tools available for social and cultural research.

From the outset, I was specially attracted by digital methods and the computational skills needed to deploy them. These methods provide exciting new ways to make use of the immense pool of secondary data generated by digital devices, enabling innovative insights into the social phenomena behind the use of these devices. Digital methods, especially when used in combination with other methods from the social sciences, offer a boundless space for experimentation. Their changing nature forces the researcher to adopt a highly creative attitude towards research. And that feels really rewarding."

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