Social Science Computer Review (SSCR) is an interdisciplinary journal covering social science instructional and research applications of computing, as well as societal impacts of information technology. A special issue on "Big Data in the Behavioral and Social Sciences", guest edited by ZPID director Michael Bosnjak, includes contributions on Big Data research from ZPID's Big Data in Psychology Pre-Conference Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The articles are already accessible online, a printed version of the journal will be available in 2021.
Published articles in the SSCR:
- Ranjith Vijayakumar & Mike W.-L. Cheung: Assessing replicability of machine learning results: An introduction to methods on predictive accuracy in social sciences
- Shuai Yuan, Kim De Roover, Michael Dufner, Jaap Denissen, & Katrijn Van Deun: Revealing subgroups that differ in common and distinctive variation in multi-block data: Clusterwise Sparse Simultaneous Component Analysis
- Alexander Christ, Marcus Penthin & Stephan Kröner: Big data and digital aesthetic, arts and cultural education: Hot spots of current quantitative research
Additional non-symposium articles:
- Julian Unkel & Mario Haim: Googling politics: Parties, sources, and issue ownerships on Google in the 2017 German federal election campaign
- Ruben L. Bach, Christoph Kern, Ashley Amay , Florian Keusch, Frauke Kreuter, Jan Hecht & Jonathan Heinemann: Predicting voting behavior using digital trace data
- Christopher Ojeda: The political responses of virtual assistants
- Sylvain Weber: A step-by-step procedure to implement discrete choice experiments in Qualtrics
- Fumin Li, Yisu Zhou, and Tianji Cai: Trails of data: Three cases for collecting web information for social science research
The overall aim of the Big Data Symposium was to address methods and applications using Big Data in psychology. Invited keynote speakers were Ross Jacobucci (University of Notre Dame) and Joop Hox (Utrecht University), whose keynote talks are available as videos in ZPID's media center. Abstract collections and presentations of various sessions can be found in PsychArchives.
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