The Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science

Bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty for 2 weeks of intensive study and interdisciplinary research

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Locations Around the World

SICSS has been held in locations around the world in order to increase access to the field of computational social science.

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We provide an open-source, modular curriculum for state of the art training that can be used online or in the classroom.

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Program Overview


The purpose of the Summer Institutes is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institutes are for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). Since 2017, our Institutes have provided more than 700 young scholars with cutting-edge training in the field and the opportunity to develop new research collaborations that break down disciplinary barriers.

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Learning

The instructional program includes lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects, and outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings, such as academia, industry, and government.

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Topics

Our programs cover automated text analysis, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, ethics, and many other issues. These subjects are taught by a group of core faculty as well as visiting speakers.

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Open Source

In order to increase educational opportunties, all materials created by faculty for the Summer Institutes are open source and archived on this site for others to learn from or use in their own courses.

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