One-and-a-half billion active monthly Facebook users. Twenty-one million Tweets per hour. One million Vines per minute. In the Era of Big Data, how can researchers make sense of the massive amount of communication that happens online to design better studies and more effectively evaluate programmatic impact?
The Indiana Evaluation Association invites you to join us for a special quarterly meeting on October 21, 2016, to explore this question and learn about the work of the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe, pronounced “awesome”), a project of the IU Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS). CNetS’ Clayton Davis will lead a demonstration* of the free tools they’ve built to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks. We’ll discuss ideas and considerations for leveraging social media data for better program evaluation, including its advantages, its limitations, and where the science is headed.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Clayton A. Davis is a Ph.D. candidate at the IU School of Informatics and Computing and conducts research on behalf of the Indiana University Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research. He holds a MA in Mathematics from Indiana University and a BS in Mathematics from Truman State University. Clayton recently won the best presenter prize at the 25th International World Wide Web Conference’s Developers Day Workshop. He likes bicycles, coffee, and tacos and loathes bad typography.