University of Colorado at Boulder

August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018


From the morning of Monday, August 13 to the evening of Friday, August 17, 2018, University of Colorado Boulder will host a satellite of the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). This satellite program is co-organized by Brian Keegan and Allie Morgan.

The instructional program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There will also be outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. There will be ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers. Because we are committed to open and reproducible research, all materials created by faculty and students for the Summer Institute will be released open source.

Participation will be open to all students, faculty and staff of universities in Colorado. We are supported by the Russell Sage Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, Center to Advance Research and Training in the Social Sciences (CARTSS), Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS), and Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS). Preparation for the summer institute is provided by DataCamp.

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