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Whose Work Most Influenced You? A Social Science Bites Retrospective, Part 2

The Communist Manifesto. Novelist Don DeLillo’s account of a big moment in baseball. Works by Wittgenstein and Foucault. And a famous –and shocking – behavioral experiment.  These are a few of the supremely inspiring works which have influenced some of … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites podcast: Gary King on Big Data Analysis

It’s said that in the last two years, more data has been created than all the data that ever was created before that time. And that in two years hence, we’ll be able to say the same thing. Gary King, … Continue reading

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Whose Work Most Influenced You? A Social Science Bites Retrospective

This post originally appeared on Social Science Space February 2017  Which piece of social science research has most inspired or most influenced you? This question has been posed to every interview in the Social Science Bites podcast series, but never … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites podcast: Michelle Baddeley on the Herd

Originally posted on Social Science Space, February 2017  Human beings are social animals, notes economist Michelle Baddeley, and as such the instinct to herd is hardwired into us. And so while this has changed from (in most cases) physically clumping … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites Podcast: Sandy Pentland on Social Physics

Originally appeared on Social Science Space, January 2017  For Alex “Sandy” Pentland, one of the best-known and widely cited computational social scientists in the world, these are halcyon days for his field.  One of the creators of the MIT Media Lab … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites podcast: Jennifer Hochschild on Race in America

Originally appeared on Social Science Space, December 2016  Between a series of high-profile shootings of black men by police and the election of Donald Trump by a bifurcated electorate, the racial divide in the United States has achieved a renewed … Continue reading

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Anna Machin on Romance

Originally appeared on Social Science Space, November 1 2016  Imagine if we could find the secret to romance and love, the real secret, one vetted by science. Wouldn’t that be … well, what would that be. According to Anna Machin, … Continue reading

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Tips for Doing Research with Kids

Sonia Livingston discusses her research on children’s use of the internet on Social Science Bites Our most recent podcast of Social Science Bites featured an interview with author, editor, and researcher Sonia Livingston from the London School of Economics. Sonia … Continue reading

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Social Science Bites live!

Last week, we hosted the official launch for Social Science Bites, the new series of podcasts of interviews with leading social scientists which we wrote a brief post about here. The event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London … Continue reading

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