Creating a Composite Index to Measure Community Embeddedness

Every summer, the Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics Division’s Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars program draws university students from around the country to work together on projects that use computational expertise to address critical social issues faced by local, regional, state or federal governments. The students conduct research at the intersection of […]

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New Podcast Series From NVivo Focuses on Qualitative Methods

A software company that produces a popular product to analyze qualitative data now produces a podcast series that serves the qualitative methods community. NVivo, an arm of the company QSR International, started the Between the Data podcast series in April. In each episode, Stacy Penna, NVivo’s community director, she talks to qualitative researchers to discover […]

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How Can Smart Use of Graphics Cut Through the Complexity of COVID-19?

To try and cut through the tangles of complexity wrought by a global pandemic, I’ve been working with Peter Evans (and his multi-talented daughter, Hamsi Evans) to put together some picture ‘explainers’ to help frame thinking. These are helping communicate around the complex problems we’re all facing and how to use social science research to tackle these.

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Creating CommunityScapes: Using Data Science to Inform Evidence-Based Health Policy

Every summer, the Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics Division’s Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars program draws university students from around the country to work together on projects that use computational expertise to address critical social issues faced by local, regional, state or federal governments. The students conduct research at the intersection of […]

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Free Resources to Help Study Structural Racism

While structural racism may be, well, structural, deconstructing and then researching the various faces of racism requires its own unique set of methodologies that are not or may only be newly familiar to many students and scholars. Drawing from the large repository of pedagogic material on the social and behavioral sciences published by SAGE and […]

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