Big Data in the Social Sciences Workshop

Big Data in the Social Sciences Workshop

For more information contact:
Sarah.Birch@glasgow.ac.uk
or Philip.Habel@glasgow.ac.uk

We thank the School of Social and Political Sciences and the College of Social Sciences for their generous support.

23 June 2014

Wolfson Medical School Building
Seminar Room 1 (Yudowich)

 

Programme

10.30-10.45 Coffee

10.45-11.00 Introduction

  • Sarah Birch and Philip Habel, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

11.00-12.30 Session 1

  • Chair: Chris Carman, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Jonathan Nagler, New York University, ‘Is There Anybody Out There? The Effects of Legislators' Communication with their Constituents’
  • Ken Benoit, London School of Economics and Political Science, ‘Crowd-sourced Coding of Political Texts’
  • Pablo Barbera, New York University, ‘Follow the Followers! The Dynamics of Ideological Polarization on Social Media’
  • Discussant: Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.00 Session 2

  • Chair: Paul Cockshott, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
  • Nick Bailey, Co-Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow
  • Iadh Ounis, Craig MacDonald and Richard Mccreadie, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, ‘Scalable Distributed Event Detection for Twitter’
  • Iadh Ounis, Craig MacDonald and Richard Mccreadie, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, ‘SMARTReduce: Processing Big Data Streams in Smart City Environments’
  • Brandon Valeriano, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, ‘Working with Big Data in the Cyber Security Field: The Promise and Challenges’
  • Philip Habel, ‘Who Influences Whom?: Examining Opinion Leadership and the Dissemination of Information through Social Media’
  • Sarah Birch, ‘Explaining and Mitigating Electoral Violence’
  • Discussant: Travis Coan, University of Exeter

3.00-3.30 Tea

3.30-5.00 Session 3

  • Chair: Michele Burman, Deputy Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Wouter van Atteveldt, VU University Amsterdam, ‘Comparing LDA Topics to 'Traditional' Issues and Frames’
  • Heike Kluver, University of Bamberg, and Iñaki Sagarzazu, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, ‘Friends in Government and Foes in Elections: Political Communication Strategies of Coalition Parties’
  • Michael Comerford, Policy Scotland, ‘Analysing Twitter Data in the Context of the Scottish Independence Referendum’
  • Discussant: Slava Mikhaylov, University College London