SICSS-Lisbon

June 14 to June 25, 2021 | Nova School of Business and Economics | Virtual event

Schedule & Materials

Sunday October 17, 2021
Sunday June 13, 2021
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm Meet-and-greet (Zoom)

Monday June 14, 2021 - Introduction and Ethics
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and logistics (Zoom)

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Small group discussions Lesson plan (participants) (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Small group lunches (optional) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:30 Break

  • 1:30 - 1:45 Introduction to the group exercise Lesson plan (participants); Lesson plan (instructors) (Zoom)

  • 1:45 - 2:45 Small group discussion of case study (Zoom)

  • 2:45 - 3:15 Whole group debrief about case study (Zoom)

  • 3:20 - 3:45 Debrief and logistics (Zoom)

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Apply for data access for Fragile Families Challenge activity if you haven’t already

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Talk by Prof. David Lazer (by courtesy of SICSS-London & SICSS-Oxford)

Tuesday June 15, 2021 - Collecting Digital Trace Data
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics and introduction to group exercise (Zoom)

  • 10:15 - 11:30 Designing a Research Question with Digital Trace Data (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Participant flash talks (encouraged) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 2:30 Collecting Digital Trace Data (Zoom)

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Discussing Strengths & Benefits plus Hybrid Designs (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Debrief and logistics (Zoom)

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break

  • 4:30 - 6:00 Talk by Prof. Joana Sa

Wednesday June 16, 2021 - Automated Text Analysis
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics and introduction to group exercise (Zoom)

  • 10:15 - 11:30 Group Exercise (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Participant flash talks (encouraged) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 3:30 Group Exercise (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Debrief and logistics (Zoom)

Thursday June 17, 2021 - Surveys in the Digital Age
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics (Zoom)

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Introduction to the group exercise, Lesson plan (participants); Lesson plan (instructors) (Zoom)

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Morning group exercise (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Participant flash talks (encouraged) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 3:00 Afternoon group exercise (Zoom)

  • 3:00 - 3:15 Break

  • 3:15 - 3:30 Whole group debrief about group exercise (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Debrief and logistics (Zoom)

  • 4:30 - 6:00 Talk by Dr. Moinul Zaber: Prospects of CSS for policy making in the developing world

Friday June 18, 2021 - Mass collaboration and machine learning
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics (Zoom)

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Introduction to the group exercise Video Slides (Zoom)

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Participate in the Fragile Families Challenge Lesson plan (participants); Lesson plan (instructors) (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Participant flash talks (encouraged) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 3:00 Continue participating in the Fragile Families Challenge (Zoom)

  • 3:00 - 3:15 Break

  • 3:15 - 3:30 Whole group debrief about group exercise (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Debrief and logistics (Zoom)

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Delete the Fragile Families data from your computer

Saturday June 19, 2021 - Day off
Sunday June 20, 2021 - Day off
Monday June 21, 2021 - Work on group projects (optional) and/or participate in SICSS Festival (optional)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Research Speed Dating Logistics Slides for Instructors (Zoom)

  • 10:30 - 11:45 Research Speed Dating Maximally Similar Groups (Zoom)

  • 11:45 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 2:30 Research Speed Dating Maximally Dissimilar Groups (Zoom)

  • 2:30 - 2:45 Break

  • 2:45 - 3:00 Group Debrief (join research teams) (Zoom)

Tuesday June 22, 2021 - Work on group projects (optional) and/or participate in SICSS Festival (optional)
  • 4:00 - 5:00 Using images and video data for social science: Challenges and opportunities (Zoom) Register here

  • 6:00 - 7:00 Introduction to Text Analysis in Python: A Hands-on Tutorial (Zoom) Registration closed

  • 4:00 - 6:00 Talk by Eszter Hargittai (by courtesy of SICSS-London & SICSS-Oxford)

Wednesday June 23, 2021 - Work on group projects (optional) and/or participate in SICSS Festival (optional)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 Panel discussion on the non-academic job market in computational social science (Zoom) Register here

  • 5:00 - 6:30 Panel discussion on the (many) paths to computational social science research in law (Zoom) Register here

Thursday June 24, 2021 - Work on group projects (optional) and/or participate in SICSS Festival (optional)
  • 4:00 - 5:30 Tutorial on deep learning for causal inference (Zoom) Register here

  • 6:00 - 7:00 Taking Quantitative Description Seriously (Zoom) Register here

Friday June 25, 2021 - Present group projects
  • 12:00 - 4:00 Present group projects (Zoom)

  • 4:00 - 4:30 Debrief and conclusion

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