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RESEARCHERS

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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.

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ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

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.

  • Sonya Dal Cin

    Associate Professor of Communication and Media, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Associate Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    My major research interest is the impact of stories on attitudes, beliefs, self-concept, and behaviors. My work examines the … more
  • Richard D Gonzalez

    Amos N Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Professor of Marketing, Stephen M Ross School of Business, Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Center Director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research and Professor of Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering
    Studies judgment and decision making processes at both the basic and applied levels. His theoretical work includes formal models of … more

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