"I didn’t have any background in computer science. Very little. No computing, just writing scripts for SPSS. My background is in Sociology, so there were a lot of new things to learn for me here. But Computing and Sociology are very much related. With all these new digital devices, you need to know how to approach them, how to understand them, and how to use the data they can provide. If you don’t have those skills, it’s very difficult to take full advantage of the devices in terms of sociological research. The MA introduces you to lots of new things – not just for the computing side but also from the sociology side. Looking at the data from a different perspective and understanding what we can do now we have all these different devices."