Tech and Politics

Andreas Jungherr

The computational social science project pipeline

2022-05-04 22 min Season 1 Episode 3 Andreas Jungherr

Description & Show Notes

Our discussion of computational social science and its promises and challenges has remained rather abstract. It is time to turn to CSS as a practice. For this, let's have a look at the typical CSS project pipeline.

While CSS projects come in a stunning variety of data sets used, methods employed, and questions asked, more often than not, these projects share a pipeline of tasks, problems, and decisions that is typical for CSS. Examining this pipeline allows us to think about engaging in CSS as a practice, while at the same time providing you with a blueprint for potential research projects that might lie in your future. 


00:00 - Introduction
01:25 - Research design
05:38 - Data collection
08:41 - Data preparation
10:00 - Linking signals in data to phenomena of interest
12:30 - Data analysis 
16:33 - Presentation
21:33 - Conclusion

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