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SoDa Symposium: Rehabilitation of open-ends: Creating a codebook for open-ends using machine learning techhniques and human intervention that then can be used to drive actionPresentations followed by a Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST December 13, 2022. Register AbstractOpen-ends are a well known problem in survey research: language can yield extremely rich responses, including bringing to the surface aspects of a question or issue that the researcher might not have known to look for, but the analysis of text is costly and labor-intensive.  As a […]

SoDa Symposium: Equal Input: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Social Data Science Research

Gabriella WatersDirector of Public RelationsCenter for Equitable AI and Machine Learning Systems (CEAMLS)AI Innovation, Global Impact, Integrative InfluenceMorgan State UniversityPresenting: Reimagining Variance: AI and Neurodiverse PopulationsAbstract:Artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced exponential growth in application and innovation, and we’re only at the tip of the iceberg in exploring the many ways in which this technology can […]

International Food Acquisition Research and Methods (iFARM) Workshop

There is an increasing interest in food data among researchers and policymakers around the globe. This includes data about food acquisitions and purchases, nutrition, food security, food assistance, local food environments, food loss and waste, and health. To address the challenges with collecting high-quality food data, innovative techniques for data collection and processing are needed.  […]

SoDa Center Workshop: The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research

WELCOME The first Social Data Science (SoDa) Center Workshop will serve as a bridge among statisticians, survey methodologists, sociologist, economist, political scientists, journalists, psychologists, information scientist among others interested in combining information from multiple databases in developing reliable inferences at granular levels. The Workshop on The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research […]

The SoDa Center is a proud sponsor of the 2022 NCHS Data Detectives Summer Camp

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp that focuses on statistics for rising 6th and 7th grade students. The camp has been conducted annually since 2016 as a commuter camp, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be holding our second virtual camp. […]

SoDa Center COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS) team awarded the 2022 AAPOR Policy Impact Award and the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award!

Meet the 2022 Award Winners! There were many qualified nominees making this year’s selection especially difficult, but our volunteer judges rose to the occasion by selecting a worthy recipient in each category. We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners!   We invite you to take time to get to read more about these individual and […]

SoDa Symposium: Educational Data Science in the Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (MSE) Program

Current data science projects in education research will be presented: 1) Dr. Stapleton will discuss a current AERA Research Grant aimed at measuring school quality using propensity score methods for the Baltimore City Public School System. 2) Dr. Sweet will present work on applying machine learning methods to predict high stakes test scores for student […]

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Celebrating the launch of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science

The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World Celebrating Social Data Science with Dr. Jevin West Hosted by Katie Shilton and Brian Kim, co-directors of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science Wednesday, March 30th at 3:00pm ESTOnline via Zoom To celebrate the launch of UMD’s new major in Social Data Science, join us […]

UMD survey offers real-time data-driven glimpse into Ukrainian well-being

The Global Covid-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), in partnership with Meta, which has been collecting data from around the world since April 2020 to inform stakeholders and public health officials of the pandemic’s spread, is now shedding new light on how Ukrainians’ health and well-being has been impacted by Russia’s attack.  The CTIS’ measures […]

SoDa Symposium: Universal Adaptability – A Target-Independent Approach to Inference

A Panel Discussion with Q&A Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The slides can be found here. Presenters: Christoph Kern, Ph.D. University of Mannheim (Postdoc) University of Maryland (Research Assistant Professor) Michael P. Kim Miller Institute at UC Berkeley (Postdoc) Moderator: Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D. Universal adaptability: Target-independent inference that competes with […]


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