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SSRC, Social Science One Name Social Media Research Grantees

As part of a pioneering effort to systematically use privacy-protected Facebook data to study the platform’s impact on democracy, the Social Science Research Council and its partner Social Science One have named the inaugural recipients of the Social Media and Democracy Research Grants.

5 months ago
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Why Social Science? Because It’s Proliferating

The president of the Social Science Research Council argues that that proliferation of data, data sharing and collaboration across private, government, and academic sectors requires a stewardship that social science can, at least in part, provide.

11 months ago
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Collaboration Imbues SSRC’s ‘To Secure Knowledge’ Report

In launching its first-ever task force report on Monday, the 95-year-old Social Science Research Council made clear it gets by with a little help from its friends. Collaboration, said sociologist Alondra Nelson Nelson, the president of the SSRC, is the byword of the report, To Secure Knowledge: Social Science Partnerships for the Common Good.

1 year ago
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Jasanoff to Receive SSRC’s Hirschman Award

Sheila Sen Jasanoff, the founder and director of Harvard University’s Program on Science, Technology and Society, will receive the Social Science Research Council’s highest honor, the Albert O. Hirschman Prize, and deliver the Hirschman lecture — “Theory, Critique, and Discipline in a Post-Truth Age” — on November 30

1 year ago
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SSRC Offers Social Media and Democracy Research Grants

The Social Science Research Council’s Social Data Initiative, which aims to provide the social science research community with secure, reliable access to proprietary social media data, is seeking the first requests for proposals for its Social Media and Democracy Research Grants competition in collaboration with Social Science One.

1 year ago
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Humans Broke the Internet. Understanding Them Better Might Help Fix It

This stark contrast between the internet’s light and dark sides has become a defining characteristic of the digital age, writes Timo Hannay founder SchoolDash, but is not an inevitable consequence of the mostly innocuous technologies on which it’s built. Rather, it is the product of their bewilderingly diverse and eccentric user base – otherwise known as humanity.

1 year ago
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