Monday, November 14, 2016

UW Data Science Seminar: Matthew Salganik

November 16, 2016 3:30 in Johnson 075

Matthew Salganik, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, will be presenting “Social Research in the Age of Big Data” at this week’s Data Science Seminar. The Data Science Seminar is free and open to the public.

The digital age has transformed how researchers are able to study social behavior. These new opportunities mean that the future of social research will involve blending together insights from two communities: social scientists and data scientists. In this talk, I'll begin by describing what I think each community has to contribute and what each community has to learn. Then, I'll focus on this social science/data science hybrid in one particular domain where I see a lot of opportunities: survey research. The talk will conclude with some predictions about the future of social research.


  1. Will this, or other Data Science Seminars, be recorded for viewing later? Thanks, Lauren Ray

    1. These (and all other seminars) are recorded and made available (usually) about a week after. This one is available here: