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We're pleased to announce the launch of the Open Data Assistance Program--sign up now for one of the upcoming training sessions!
IQSS and the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication have launched the Open Data Assistance Program (ODAP) at Harvard.
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Sign up for Friday's "ArcGIS Online & Esri Maps" workshop http://ow.ly/KH04o
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Profs. Maya Sen & Matt Blackwell are looking for undergrad researchers to join their book project on the long-term impact of slavery on US politics. Looking to get more experience with data and statistical research? See the URS site for info on how to apply!
Professors Matthew Blackwell (Gov) and Maya Sen (HKS) are seeking paid undergraduate research assistants to work on a book project on the long-term impact of slavery on contemporary American political attitudes. The book project is co-authored with Professor Avidit Acharya at Stanford University.
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One more way that political science can be useful: Harvard's basketball team gets a little help from IQSS affiliate Ryan Enos. We'll see how it pays off this weekend. #GoCrimson!
The ancient rivals will play their most meaningful basketball game ever on Saturday
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2015 is going to see the first ever Annual Dataverse Community Meeting! Have you registered yet?
Registration is now open for the First Annual Dataverse Community Meeting, which includes a pre-meeting Repository API workshop.
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How much of an effect does lightness or darkness of complexion have on social behavior? This article takes a look at IQSS affiliate Jennifer Hochschild's research on the topic.
Light-skin versus dark-skin debate is evident in many cultures around the world and is rooted in Eurocentric beauty ideals.
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Join us at 4:30 this afternoon for the next Seminar on Positive Political Economy. This week, Matias Iaryczower of Princeton will present "Competing for Loyalty: The Dynamics of Political Support" (with Santiago Oliveros).
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In his latest Deadspin piece, IQSS affiliate Stephen Pettigrew looks at potential NHL rule changes and the number of games resolved by shootouts.
The NHL general managers are having their annual meetings this week and for the second year in a row they are discussing rule changes to decrease the number of games that are resolved by a shootout. The particular ideas they're tossing around—centered around adopting a 3-on-3 overtime—stand a very good chance of working.
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New paper from IQSS director Gary King and affiliate Richard Nielsen: “Why Propensity Scores Should Not Be Used For Matching”
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Congratulations to Elizabeth Quigley, Usability Specialist on the IQSS Data Science team, on being named an FAS Dean's Distinction recipient!
IQSS Data Science team member Elizabeth Quigley has been named a recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2015 Dean's Distinction Award.
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Join us at 4:30 for this week's Seminar in Positive Political Economy. Today, Filipe Campante (Kennedy School of Government) presents "From Father to Son: The Intergenerational Transmission of War" (joint with David Yanagizawa-Drott)
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Join us at 12pm for another Positive Political Economy Workshop! This week's topic focus on Brazil: Rodrigo Bandeira-de-Mello presents "Location and Timing of Corporate Strategic Investments: The Effect of Local-National Government Political Alignment in Brazil," with Renato Oliveira as discussant. Then, Raphael Bruce presents "Mandatory Voting and Political Interest in Brazil," with Thomas Fujiwara as discussant.
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IQSS is a University-wide institute located physically and administratively within the FAS. We facilitate the creation, dissemination, and preservation of scientific knowledge about human society, its problems, and their solutions.  We support these aims through our highly collaborative environment and the scalable infrastructure we are continually building.  IQSS also offers many related services to support faculty, students, staff, and programs across a wide variety of disciplines in all of Harvard's schools.