from 20+ academic disciplines
Democratizing social media data for research impact
Despite the massive amount of information created by social media, social scientists have not been able to reliably access the underlying data, undermining attempts to understand the impact of social media on society – until now. Led by Libby Hemphill and housed in ICPSR, the new Social Media Archive (SOMAR) will democratize access to some of the most consequential information in contemporary society.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
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ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.
June 29, 2022
Mosi Ifatunji, first recipient of the James S. Jackson Emerging Scholars award, reflects on the meaning of mentorship
Contact: Jon Meerdink, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR – James S. Jackson was a trailblazing scholar, visionary researcher, and valued mentor throughout Read more
June 24, 2022
Contact: Morgan Sherburne, 734-647-1844, email@example.com Surveys of Consumers, 734-763-5224 ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment continued its downward trend, falling 14.4% in June, Read more
June 21, 2022
Contact: Brittany Smith, 734-936-4903, firstname.lastname@example.org Jared Wadley, email@example.com ANN ARBOR—The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University Read more
June 16, 2022
Contact: Jared Wadley, 734-834-7719, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR—A new study that considered multiple aspects including sexual identity and disabilities confirms a Read more