March 1, 2019
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Gina Neff tells interview David Edmonds that such information—your information collected on tracking application—is widely available to the device or software maker. Now combine that with social network data—and many apps essentially require you connect those dots—and what results is an unintentionally rich portrait of the user.
December 3, 2018
In this Social Science Bites podcast, interviewer David Edmonds posits — and Robinson rebuts — several traditional explanations for the inequality of nations.
November 1, 2018
Fake news, whether truly phony or merely unpalatable, has become an inescapable trope for modern media consumers. Sociologist Nick Adams, in this Social Science Bites podcast, offers hope that a tool he’s developed can improve the media literacy of the populace.
April 2, 2018
David Spiegelhalter, professor of the public understanding of risk in the Statistical Laboratory in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and current president of the Royal Statistical Society on communicating statistics.
February 1, 2018
Combining sociology and genetics, Melinda Mills and her collaborators abandon the nature v. nurture controversy for empirical research on family formation, inequality, child-rearing, etc., leading them into ‘sociogenomics.’
December 1, 2017
In this Social Science Bites podcast Bev Skeggs explains to interviewer David Edmonds of the accidental lesson she learned during research on how social networks were structuring, or restructuring, friendships
October 2, 2017
Podcast with author Tom Chatfield highlights his new book and the way critical thinking is lacking in today's generation, which author Tom Chatfield believes is the number one skill that everyone needs to have in order to compete in today's society.
August 1, 2017
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Roth explains to interviewer David Edmonds some of the ins and outs of market matching, starting with a quick and surprisingly simple definition.
March 1, 2017
It’s not the ‘big’ or the ‘data’ that really turns the screw; it’s the analysis. In this Social Science Bite, Professor Gary King, uses text analysis as an example of this big data analysis.
January 3, 2017
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Pentland tells interviewer Dave Edmonds about the origins of social physics in the barren days before the advent of widespread good data and solid statistical methods and how it blossomed as both a field and for his own research.