- Caleb McDaniel, “The Digital Early Republic,” (2011)
- James Grossman, “’Big Data’: An Opportunity for Historians?” Perspectives (2012)
- Data Case Study: Leigh B. Beinen & Brandon Rottinghaus,”Learning from the Past, Living in the Present: Understanding Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930,” Journal of Law and Criminology, Vol 92 No 3 (2002)
- Explore the Chicago Homicide Project.
- Familiarize yourself with the project by reading about it online and exploring the interactive database.
- Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, Scott Weingart, “Putting Big Data to Good Use: An Overview,” The Historian’s Macroscope (2013)
- Hadley Wickham, “Tidy Data,” Journal of Statistical Software, Vol 59 No 10 (2014)
- Miriam Posner, “Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction,” (2015)
I will distribute the a snippet of the Chicago Homicide Project database in class in Google Sheets. We’ll “tidy” the data and then answer some questions using information contained therein. **You’ll need a Google Drive account.