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SoDa Symposium: Trustworthiness in Social Data Science: Excavating Awareness and Power

SoDa Symposium: Trustworthiness in Social Data Science: Excavating Awareness and Power Presented by: Pervasive Data Ethics (PERVADE) A SoDa Presentation with Q&A February 08, 2022 – Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST Data science researchers using data about people face a significant challenge: we largely don’t agree on norms or practices for ethical and trustworthy […]

Global COVID-19 Survey by UMD, Facebook Earns Likes

A survey launched by a team of researchers from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, College of Information Studies and Department of Geographical Sciences at the pandemic’s onset proves it can function as an early warning system for changes in outbreaks. Survey Launched at Pandemic’s Onset Proves It Can Function as Early Warning System for […]

Call for Abstracts – iFARM Workshop

Closing date: December 6, 2021 Conference Registration Opens for Presenters: January 24, 2022 Conference Registration Opens for Non-Presenting Participants: February 7, 2022 Workshop: April 7-8, 2022 We are excited to announce that abstract submissions are open for a new workshop titled “International Food Acquisition Research and Methods” (iFARM). The event will take place at the […]

SoDa Symposium: How Businesses Leverage Data to Engage Customers and Employees

SoDa Symposium: How Businesses Leverage Data to Engage Customers and Employees Presented by: Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) a SoDa Affiliate Organization December 07, 2021- Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The mission of the Smith Analytics Consortium is to inspire and facilitate innovation in analytics among students, faculty, and the larger business community by providing opportunities […]

SoDa Symposium: Quantitative Methodology with Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation

Presented by the Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the College of Education, a SoDa Center Affiliate Organization Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST The Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the College of Education offers PhD and MS degrees as well as certificate, focused solely on quantitative methodology. Although the […]

SoDa Symposium: Big data and Small Experiments: Navigating theory building in a world with too much information

SoDa Symposium: Big data and Small Experiments: Navigating theory building in a world with too much informationPresented by the Interdisciplinary Lab for Computational Social Science (iLCSS),a SoDa Center Affiliate Organization 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST October-12, 2021 (The link for registration is at the bottom of the page ) The iLCSS members will present three projects, followed […]

Connect@IPSDS – A virtual data science conference presented by the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS), a SoDa Center affiliate program

 CONNECT@IPSDS 2021DATA SCIENCE CONFERENCE Data is crucial to understanding and addressing many of our world’s most pressing challenges. But what is the role of data science in policy evaluation during a global pandemic, and what is the actual value of data for different sectors and domains?At our annual conference of the International Program in Survey and […]

The SoDa Center is a proud sponsor of the 2021 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. […]

Social Data Research Roundtables – 2021

SoDa Research RoundtablesMonday, May 24, 20211:00pm EST Talk 1: Introduction to Brainhacks : a Bottom-Up Approach to Science.Junaid Merchant, UMD Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program.Link to this paper:  https://www.cell.com/neuron/pdfExtended/S0896-6273(21)00231-2   Talk 2:  Models vs. MachinesKeaton Hyuckmin Kweon Ellis, UMD Department of Economics. Join Zoom:  https://umd.zoom.us/j/97464475234 Social Data Science CenterUniversity of Maryland1218 Lefrak HallCollege Park, MD, 20742

Gathering and Sampling Social Media Streams

Gathering and Sampling Social Media Streams  Social media are central to many civic, commercial, and public health activities.  For this reason, social media streams are seen as rich windows into many aspects of social behavior. However, as with any data source, how the data is gathered and sampled is critical for ensuring the integrity of the information, […]