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Study finds obstacles with social media data
Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Study finds obstacles with social media data

Carnegie Mellon University researcher Jürgen Pfeffer and McGill University researcher Derek Ruths have published a study that breaks down why it isn't easy to use big data research to describe or predict human behavior.
Kiron Skinner's Editorial on Defense Secretary Selection Appears in NYT
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kiron Skinner's Editorial on Defense Secretary Selection Appears in NYT

Kiron Skinner, director of the Center for International Relations and Politics at Carnegie Mellon University and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute for Software Research, recently penned an editorial on the qualities that should be present in a new Secretary of Defense that appeared in the New York Times.
Using Social Media for Large Behavioral Studies Is Fast and Cheap, But Fraught With Biases and Distortion
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Using Social Media for Large Behavioral Studies Is Fast and Cheap, But Fraught With Biases and Distortion

Carnegie Mellon's Jürgen Pfeffer and McGill University's Derek Ruths contend that scientists need to find ways of correcting for the biases inherent in the information gathered from social media, or at least acknowledge the data's shortcomings.
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