Mixed Methods Workshop Focuses on Community-Engaged Approaches

The “Designing Participatory Mixed Methods Research: Community-Engaged Approaches to Address Complex Problems” workshop involves community members, stakeholders, and academic researchers in all phases of the research process, including knowledge generation and decision-making. Presented by the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program faculty, which include John Creswell and Michael Fetters, this workshop will engage individuals […]

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Live Event: Big Data and Stats—What’s the Difference?

Hailey Mooney, the librarian for psychology and sociology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the big data craze, misnomers about what exactly “big data” is, and how it differs from other stats in an event at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference on Thursday, March 23. Following on her webinar, “Data for […]

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Archived Webinar: Linking Data to Understand People in Context

Four researchers in the thick of tapping a broad array of information from disparate sources like administrative data, social media, smartphones, the Census, and experiments, and using that data to promote good policies for individual and communities, were panelists for a webinar in late February. A recording of that webinar appears below. “The New Big […]

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With Big Data, the Method is Not the Message

Ever-larger parts of everyday social activity are influenced by vast, pervasive systems of digital computing technology. Such information systems produce digital information continuously, simultaneously and unequivocally from any interaction they afford with the user: be it the control of home appliances, tracking of fitness activity, or studying a course online.  Data collected from these systems […]

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Tapping the Benefits of the Big Data Deluge in Our Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a sidewalk, a bench, or a road), a visual element (a panorama, a cityscape) or a mode of transport (bus, train or bike share). But over the past two decades, digital technologies such as smart phones and the internet of things […]

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Winners Selected for Little Green Books Photo Contest

A research analyst in New York and an associate professor in Ohio have won a contest in which SAGE Publishing asked individuals to picture”What have the ‘little green books’ meant to you?” The contest celebrated  the 40th anniversary of SAGE’s Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, popularly known as the ‘little green books.’ For those unacquainted […]

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IC2S2 Seeking Computational Social Science Papers, Tutorials

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines and research areas to meet and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created […]

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