The Canada Research Chair on gaming communities and big data combines concepts, approaches, and methods taken from communication studies, artificial intelligence, and data science (including big data capture, storage, and treatment) in order to study online gaming communities. Research objectives include :
1) applying an ethical and epistemological articulation between communication studies, behavioral and textual data science, and artificial intelligence to the analysis of gaming communities;
2) developing a transdisciplinary research method at the crossroads of communication studies, behavioral and textual data science, and artificial intelligence, applied to the analysis of gaming communities;
3) refining and expanding knowledge about identity, communication, as well as social dynamics and practices within gaming communities.