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2020 Blog Posts

Election 2020 – What words are defining Trump and Biden?

We are going through one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in the modern era. Both candidates and their campaigns claim catastrophe if the other were to get elected. And they are focusing on distinct topics to make that claim. For instance, while Joe Biden states t…

Preprints are the Solution, Not the Problem

“It doesn’t matter. You can peer review something that’s a bad study.”-Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, July 31, 2020 Recently a reporter, writing an article on the issues of retracted preprints and this issue of non-peer…

Helping Our Junior Faculty – Now Is the Time

During this time of crisis, we have seen many women emerge as strong leaders. Women have been prominent as leaders of nations and as care-leaders. Almost 80% of healthcare workers are women, and over 80% provide social services (see TimesUpFoundation). Even though they …

Disciplinary Babble: Uniting Language Across Disciplines

The S3MC group held our first workshop about social media methodology in February. We had a fantastic group of experts come from all over the country to join us in thinking about how to converge study design across social science and computer science, especially in light of …

Establishing Norms for Social Media Usage in Research – We All Need to Participate

As a computer scientist, I have always been fascinated by constructing useful insight from large-scale data. When I was a junior faculty member, I wanted to design “clever” algorithms that were efficient. I may have been atypical because I was less connected to the compu…