Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 10

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What is computational social science? This question underpins the first of four videos synthesizing themes covered at last year’s International Conference on Computational Social Science. Among the academics and practitioners venturing answers, Princeton’s Matthew Salganik stresses that the explosion of data and the ability to harness it represent a “fundamental transition that’s occurring whether social scientists take advantage of it or not.” The latest big data newsletter from SAGE publishing includes a link to Salganik and other’s talks at IC2S2 — and one he gave at the University of Oxford, “Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age,” based on his new book.

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