Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

An introduction to quantitative text analysis using R and Quanteda

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.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Building Back Trust: Demonstrating Research Impact

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.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

BigSurv18

  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona Spain (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exploring new statistical frontiers at the intersection of survey science and big data.

October 25-27, 2018

Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Political Polarization in the Digital Age: Is Social Media More than an Echo Chamber?

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #5

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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.

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Sep
17
8:30 AM08:30

Designing collective intelligence

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.

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

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

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live-stream!

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.

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Jul
12
to Jul 15

IC2S2 2018

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

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