WICSS-Tucson

January 3 to January 9, 2021 | University of Arizona | Virtual event

Schedule & Materials

All times are in Mountain Time
Sunday January 3, 2021 - Welcome Event
  • 4:00 - 5:00 Meet-and-greet

Monday January 4, 2021 - Introduction and Ethics
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to computational social science

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Inclusivity in CSS w/ Lisa Sanchez

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 2:30 Ethics in CSS w/ Annie Boustead

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Research roundtable

Tuesday January 5, 2021 - Surveys and Experiments
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Random and non-random sampling w/ Samara Klar

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Programming and administering surveys w/ Samara Klar

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Externally-valid experiments w/ Frank Gonzalez

  • 1:30 - 2:30 Conjoint experiments w/ Frank Gonzalez

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Research roundtable

Wednesday January 6, 2021 - Digital Traces: APIs and Web Scraping
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Digital traces and construct validity w/ Yotam Shmargad

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Social media APIs w/ Yotam Shmargad

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 2:30 Scraping the web w/ Thomas Davidson

  • 2:30 - 3:00 Break

  • 3:00 - 4:00 KEYNOTE: Social structure and community detection w/ Ronald Breiger

Thursday January 7, 2021 - Social Networks and Agent-Based Models
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Social network analysis w/ Yotam Shmargad

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Snowball sampling w/ Yotam Shmargad

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 2:30 Agent-based modeling w/ Thomas Davidson

  • 2:30 - 3:00 Break

  • 3:00 - 4:00 Social event

Friday January 8, 2021 - Machine Learning and Text Analysis
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Natural language processing w/ Robert Henderson

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 2:30 Event coding using NLP and ML w/ Javier Osorio

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Research roundtable

Saturday January 9, 2021 - Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Learning systems in land-use change analysis w/ Fernando Sanchez

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Research roundtable

  • 1:30 - 2:00 Concluding remarks

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