The Computational Social Science Workshop explores what is now possible in the social sciences when we have plentiful data, cheap computing, and powerful quantitative methods.
Since questions and methods are evolving, in this workshop participants commit to exploring and learning together. Our workshop contains three components.
- Outside speakers connect the workshop with new methods and problems. These speakers tend to come from the front-lines: graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty reaching for transformative ways of gathering, framing, analyzing, or modeling data.
- Regular participants share their work in progress. We expect a clear discussion on how the assumptions and mechanics of methods relate to the assumptions and mechanics of theories of human and social behavior.
- Local participants leading pedagogical seminars on important new papers or methods.