As part of the ESRC's 2018 Festival of Social Science, join us for a panel debate focused on the future of social science research.
In a world becoming increasingly sceptical of the role and value of ‘expertise’, how can we ensure that social science research remains relevant, valued and utilised? In the face of this scepticism, do we need to alter the way in which we communicate research to the public and, if so, how? Are the channels for communicating research changing, and how can researchers ensure that they are using these channels to best effect? Bringing together Dr Sile Lane, Head of Interational Campaigns and Policy, Sense about Science, Catherine Fieschi, Director of Counterpoint, Louise Tickle, freelance journalist, and Amy Mollet, Senior Social Media Stategist at the Parliamentary Digital Service, this panel, held by SAGE Publishing and Sense about Science, will address these questions, exploring the ways in which social science research can be effectively communicated in order to build back trust in experts in a “post-truth” era.
The second European Symposium on Computational Social Science will be taking place in Cologne, Dec 5-6, 2018.
Aimed at both primary and secondary (5-18 years) teachers in the UK, this continuing professional development (CPD) event will explore the theme of ‘using big data in the classroom’.
SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #5
Does political discussion on social media sites create ‘echo chambers’ for like minded views or foster exposure to diverse political messaging? Register now to hear Pablo Barberá discuss his latest research.
Hosted by Nesta and SAGE Publishing, the event will be a day of talks, workshops and discussions to map the best tools and methods for collective intelligence; to learn from the inspiring people and projects already pioneering important work in this space; and to discuss how we can make the most of the opportunity in collective intelligence through research, experiments and practical programmes.
The Alan Turing Institute and ESRC invite you to attend a two day event exploring Social Data Science in Evidence-Based Policy-Making.
“What is the role of the Arts and Humanities in the age of Data Science?”
The Third Conference of Research Software Engineers will be taking place in Birmingham, on 3-4 September 2018. The conference is rapidly expanding each year and looks set to have an exciting line up of workshops, talks and discussion sessions.
MIT Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland leads a webinar on ”Trusted Data Sharing and Artificial Intelligence Systems: Building Next-Generation Data Systems for Humanitarian and Government Projects”.
Digital Power: A ground-breaking journey to reveal the new centres of power and control in the twenty-first century
SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #4
In this talk, we'll hear Carl discuss his journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost.
2018 #SMSociety CFP: Networked Influence and Virality — REVISITED
Submit your panels by Mar. 19, 2018
See online at http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/
4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE
Save the date for this interdisciplinary event designed to connect a diverse community of researchers — academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers and think tank analysts — who are dedicated to advancing social science through computational methods
THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA
The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media.
For those unable to attend in person, we will be live-streaming each day from approximately 9:00am to 5:30pm ET.
From the evening of Sunday, June 17 to the morning of Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at Duke University. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). The co-organizers and principal faculty of the Summer Institute are Christopher Bail and Matthew Salganik.
SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #3
Our digital lives are built on the promises of strangers. Promises about how technology will change your life, or who will maintain this code, or what will happen to your data.
This talk will cover what we can do about it. Keith Porcaro, fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, will present his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.
Launch of Positive Prospects: Careers for social science graduates and why number and data skills matter
Next week sees the launch of a new report from the Campaign for Social Science, published by SAGE, Positive Prospects: Careers for social science graduates and why number and data skills matter.
The 10th International ACM Web Science Conference 2018 will be held from Sunday, May 27 to Wednesday May 30, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is organized by the Network Institute, the VU Department of Informatics and the VU International Office/Centre for International Cooperation. The WebSci conference series is overseen by the Web Science Trust; previous editions took place in Athens, Raleigh, Koblenz, Evanston, Paris, Indiana, Oxford, Hannover, and Troy, NY.
Data and inequality: Perceptions of inequality and their links to political instability: The role of data science
The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/TuringLive
This seminar series features leading scholars and development industry practitioners working in the nexus of data and inequality. They reflect on the influence of the ever-increasing presence of data on processes of data and inequality. The speaker presentations will be followed by a discussion amongst the seminar participants. (The seminars are also intended as opportunities for networking).
SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #2
Mark Levine is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Exeter whose research focuses on the role of social identity in pro-social and anti-social behaviour.
Join us to hear Mark talk about his experimental research into aggressive and violent events, where he used CCTV footage and Immersive Virtual Environments to study perpetrator, victim and bystander behaviour.
Bridging natural and artificial intelligence worldwide.
The Web Conference series aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.
Hosted by the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the following Divisions and Interest Groups of the Academy of Management: Strategic Management (STR), Human Resources (HR), Management Consulting (MC), Organizational Behavior (OB), Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS), Organization & Management Theory (OMT), Organizations & the Natural Environment (ONE), Social Issues in Management (SIM), Technology & Innovation Management (TIM).
SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #1
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Kimberly A. Houser is a tech attorney and social media law professor at Washington State University.
She is the author of the Legal Guide to Social Media and The Use of Big Data Analytics by the IRS: Efficient Solution or the End of Privacy as We Know it?
Join us to hear Kimberly talk about her research of the IRS (the US taxing authority) and its illegal use and processing of big data.
After last year’s successful ‘Introduction to tools for social media research’, the SRA and #NSMNSS are teaming up again to deliver a one-day conference on ‘Answering social science questions with social media data’.