In the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, smart phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In addition to changing how we live, these tools enable us to collect and process data about human behavior on a scale never before imaginable. In this talk, I’ll describe how survey research fits into this new data landscape. Further, I’ll use specific examples to illustrate how survey researchers can harness the tools of the digital age to collect data in new ways. Throughout the talk I will emphasize ways that big data sources and surveys can serve as compliments rather than substitutes.
Dr. Andreea Moldovan, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, will introduce you to the wonderful world of R and its benefits for social science research.
Taking place in Berlin, the third summer school of this series will focus on methods for analyzing multimedia data.
The data and methodologies available to social scientists have exploded with the emergence of vast archives of passive data collection, large scale online experimentation, and innovative uses of simulation.
Join the Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate the use of AI to combat fake news.
Join to hear presentations from the finalists for the NYU Coleridge Initiative’s Rich Context Competition. The competition challenged computer scientists to find ways of automating the discovery of research datasets, fields and methods used in social science research publications.
What is at stake with data politics beyond privacy, security and efficiency? How do data systems reflect broader systems of injustice – and what might this mean for advancing social justice in an age of datafication? Join us for a public talk with Lina Dencik (Cardiff University) on her research about data justice and her work with the Data Justice Lab.
The University of Manchester has announced a new 2-day introductory training course for social scientists seeking to increase their skills in data management, particularly in dealing with new forms of complex and unstructured data
Massive digital datasets provide the opportunity to study language use and behavior on a very large scale. However, to fully leverage their potential for research in the social sciences and humanities, new computational approaches are needed
Fast, flexible and scaleable text analysis for social science is possible using the R language and the Quanteda family of packages. In this tutorial Ken Benoit, Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods at LSE will provide an overview of the language’s capabilities for natural language processing and text analysis, using a package (Quanteda) that Ken has developed himself. The tutorial will provide an introduction to and survey of Quanteda’s capabilities, and provide suggestions for future learning in this area.
The second European Symposium on Computational Social Science will be taking place in Cologne, Dec 5-6, 2018.
This years Cathie Marsh Memorial Lecture will look at the future of surveys. SAGE Ocean are sponsoring the drinks reception following the lecture. There is no fee to attend but please register below if you plan to attend.
Whether you're a current or aspiring data scientist, social scientist, or you are just interested to find out more, come along!
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.
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.
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”.