As a methodology, it was chose to start the relationship between concepts from the process description, originated on the content analysis of online social networks documents, to delimit the characteristics and operation of the data collection process and, after, the exploration of the data collection interfaces, in order to delimit additional elements involved with the context of data collection.
As a result, its presented the description of data collection process and relationship with interdisciplinary concepts, related to the three collection cycles proposed for the systematization of data collection and construction of data models.
It was concluded that data collection is an activity with a strong interdisciplinary and cooperative relationship, and involves concepts originating from different areas of knowledge, making it complex to the understanding of characteristic of data collection processes in digital information systems – and expects that this initial conceptualization will allow reflecting on further investigations of process itself and also as a basic guideline on these issues.
Keywords: Data Collecting. Data. Application Programming Interface. Online Social Networks.
- Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
- Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant’Ana
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