For your reading pleasure, a breakdown of this workshop topic, paraphrasing Marco Bastos' succinct and refreshingly holistic approach to the issue of Complex (big, messy, etc.) Data:
Working with user data demands that we discuss not only the ethical concerns and considerations of the data extraction process and what we do with the data, but also consideration of methodological approaches and the research challenges which naturally arise from the unprecedented scale of those data.
How do we best leverage cross-discipline & cross-institutional collaboration to maximize outcomes?
Take a look at the background here on hastac.org, some tweets as the workshop unfolded, and some follow-ups and related posts, including our call to join in and discuss right here in this group...