Innovation

VR in Social Science Research: Future or Fad?

In February SAGE Ocean ran an enthralling event experience. Three panelists, two hosts and about 20 attendees all put their headsets on from their labs, offices and homes to join a virtual classroom decorated with trees, a castle, a slightly scary tiger and a hippo, to talk about the future of VR in social science research.

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DARPA Aims to Score Social and Behavioral Research

The U.S. military’s innovation incubator, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has signed the Center for Open Science to create a research claims database as DARPA’s first step to assign a ‘credibility score’ to social and behavioral science research.

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Those Who Share Fake News Tend to Be Older: Study

These two studies examined fake news on separate social media platforms; Facebook and Twitter, with both concluding that sharing this content was a rare occurrence but when users did share fake news articles they tended to be older Americans over 65.

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Social Science Foo Camp 2019

The second annual Social Science Foo Camp took place at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park at the start of this month, convening an eclectic mix of more than 200 social scientists, technologists, funders, policy makers, business people and writers.

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The What, Why and How of Collective Intelligence

How can we develop a new field of collective intelligence that pulls across disciplines and works between academic and practitioner domains? This was a key question addressed at the ‘Designing collective intelligence to address social needs’ event hosted by the global innovation foundation Nesta.

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VR: The Future of Experimental Social Research?

Virtual Reality technology is opening previously locked doors to researchers in the social sciences. But how viable is it really as a research tool? We take a look back over the history of experimental research in human perception and response to consider the future of VR in experimental design.

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Training Social Scientists for the Future

Calling all social scientists. How were you trained? How are you keeping up (or not) with new developments in this rapidly changing digital world? How are you training your students? This was the subject of an event sponsored by SAGE Ocean as part of the ESRC’s 2018 Festival of Social Science. Comment on the post

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Social Scientists Connect with LinkedIn Data

Linked In is a potential treasure trove for researchers, but it has limitations on both how much data to use and how to obtain it. But a since 2017 the company has been offering teams of researchers a chance to explore its riches.

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SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #3: How Technology Fails Us & What to Do

#SAGETalks returns with the third installment of the FREE SAGE Ocean Speaker Series on June 11th in London at 6pm. Keith Porcaro, fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, will present his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.

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SAGE Speakers Series #2

SAGE Ocean is pleased to announce their 2nd Speaker Series titled “Violence, VR & Video Data – Experimental Research into Violent Events.” This second session will see Mark Levine discussing the use of virtual reality to study the behavior of bystanders in violent emergencies.

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