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AI Database Created Specifically to Support Social Science Research

July 9, 2024 431

Thanks to a team of researchers from Mississippi State University, a new database has been developed to support the production of social science research. This database houses more 250 different useful artificial intelligence (AI) applications that can help change the way researchers conduct social science research.

This new database takes the form of an Excel sheet that breaks each AI tool down into several categories, including the name of the tool, a brief description of the tool and how it can be utilized, and a link to the tool. Other criteria include the log-in requirements of the tool, any associated usage costs, whether browser extensions or plug-ins are available for each tool, and whether each tool is useful for text-based data, like social media.

All tools in the database are vetted and are considered useful in the following areas: 1) literature reviews, writing, or summaries; 2) analysis, visualizations, or data collection; or 3) research dissemination. All information related to each AI tool was current at the time of publication on September 29, 2023.

According to a breakdown by the research team, this database currently includes:

  • 146 tools that can support analysis, data collection, or visualizations,
  • 132 tools that can be useful for writing or literature reviews, and
  • 108 tools that can used for research dissemination.

Overall, 170 AI tools in the entire database are considered useful for general research, 18 are especially useful for analyzing social media data, and 62 are useful for both. More information about this tool and the team of researchers behind its inception can be found here.

For any questions, feedback, or discussion relating to this database, please contact the research team at AIforSocialSci@ssrc.msstate.edu.

Christopher Everett is the social sciences communications intern at Sage. He is an incoming J.D. candidate at Duke University School of Law and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a strong passion for the interplay of law, policy, and communications, Christopher seeks to bridge the gap between these fields through insightful communication and analysis.

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