Bamberg

July 28 - August 09, 2019 | University of Bamberg

Schedule & Materials

Sunday July 28, 2019
  • Opening dinner

Monday July 29, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 9:30 Introductions

  • 9:30 - 10:00 Introduction to computational social science Slides

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Why SICSS? Slides

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

  • 10:45 - 11:30 Ethics: principles-based approach Video, Slides

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Four areas of difficulty: informed consent, informational risk, privacy, and making decisions in the face of uncertainty Video, Slides

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Introduction to the group exercise Slides Case study 1 Case Study 2

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:45 Group exercise

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Guest speaker: Andreas Jungherr Blog & Slides

Tuesday July 30, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 9:45 What is digital trace data? Slides

  • 9:45 - 10:30 Screen-scraping Slides Code

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

  • 10:45 - 11:45 Application Programming Interfaces Slides Code

  • 11:45 - 12:30 Building apps and bots for social science research Slides Code

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 4:15 Group exercise Slides

  • 4:15 - 4:30 Break

  • 4:30 - 5:30 Guest speaker: Deen Freelon (video from SICSS 2018)

Wednesday July 31, 2019
  • 09:00 - 09:15 Logistics

  • 09:15 - 09:30 Network analysis: then and now Materials

  • 09:30 - 10:00 The fundamentals of network analysis

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Plotting networks

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

  • 10:45 - 11:45 Node and network level measures

  • 11:45 - 12:30 Exploring network properties

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:45 Group exercise

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Guest speaker: Fariba Karimi Slides

Thursday August 1, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 10:10 Basics of quantitative text analysis Materials for entire day

  • 10:10 - 10:30 Dictionary-based text analysis

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

  • 10:45 - 11:30 Classifiers

  • 11:30 - 12:30 Structural topic models

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:45 Group exercise

Friday August 2, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 9:45 Survey research in the digital age Video, Slides

  • 9:45 - 10:15 Probability and non-probability sampling Video, Slides

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Computer-administered interviews and wiki surveys Video, Slides

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Combining surveys and big data Video, Slides

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Group exercise introduction Video, Slides

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Begin group exercise Exercise, Optional datasets: Survey data, post-stratification data (Not open to public/No livestream)

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:15 Continue group exercise

  • 3:15 - 3:45 Discuss activity and open-source data Slides

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Guest speaker: Ridhi Kashyap Slides

Saturday August 3, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 9:30 What, why, and which experiments? Video, Slides

  • 9:30 - 9:45 Moving beyond simple experiments Video, Slides

  • 9:45 - 10:15 Four strategies for making experiments happen Video, Slides

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Zero variable cost data and musiclab Video, Slides

  • 11:00 - 11:15 Break

  • 11:15 - 12:15 Guest speaker: Abdullah Almaatouqn (video from SICSS 2019) Video, Slides

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Logistics

  • Afternoon off

Sunday August 4, 2019
Monday August 5, 2019
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Logistics

  • 9:15 - 10:30 Speed-dating and group formation Slides

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:00 Guest lecture: Martijn Schoonvelde Slides

Tuesday August 6, 2019
  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 3:00 Guest lecture: Milena Tsvetkova Slides

Wednesday August 7, 2019
  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

Thursday August 8, 2019
  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 6:00 - 7:30 Closing dinner

Friday August 9, 2019
  • Participants depart

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