Social Data Science Center (SoDa)
The Social Data Science Center (SoDA) — a Center established by the College of Information Studies and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences — is an inter‐disciplinary academic and research center. We strive to become a leader in research and education involving new forms of social and behavioral data.
SoDa plans to sponsor seminars, workshops and focused conferences designed to bring attention to the rapidly expanding universe of digitized data and new forms of behavioral data, as well as developments in data science that can benefit investigators in the social sciences.
The College reflects on the visionary prowess and “can-do” attitude of Dr. Brian Butler as he steps into new leadership role.
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Drs. Christoph Kern and Michael P. Kim present framework for ensuring protections of subpopulations and unbiased algorithmic conclusions in resea …
Illustration by Darren Garrett
Researchers from UMD and Cornell University discuss the ethical dilemmas in social data science and how ethnographic studies can help guide new r …