Empowering Social Science to Understand and Ameliorate Major Challenges of Human Society (Federal Interagency Conference on Social Science and Big Data)

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Federal Interagency Conference on Social Science and Big Data

Presentation Slides: 

Social scientists can understand and ameliorate some of the major challenges of human society by making new connections across academia, government, and industry; developing new methods of analyzing data, rather than merely watching big data get bigger; and ensuring they have the flexibility to ask new questions that arise in data analysis rather than sticking to the original ones posed. I make these points in discussions of research projects I've been lucky to lead across the US, China, Mexico, and Italy.