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What sort of social media posts are censored in China? IQSS director Gary King explains how his team stumbled across its original findings and the study that came out of it in a recent National Centre for Research Methods (U. of Southampton) podcast interview.
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How does open peer review work? How can I share my research data whilst gaining credit for doing so? Join us on July 12 for a Q&A on all things open science with F1000Research, the first fully open science journal for the life sciences. Register for free at the link below!
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What's new from Dataverse at IQSS? The Dataverse team co-organized its first-ever joint meeting with Dryad recently, where researchers from around the world discussed data access, sharing, and reuse.
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Does public campaign funding solve the problem of "too much money in politics"? According to IQ affiliate Andrew Hall, this kind of campaign reform might have unintended effects.
A common refrain is that there is “too much money in politics”, with many arguing for the public funding of political campaigns. But what are the effects of this kind of public finding on electoral...
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Today at IQSS: Day 2 of the WIRE Workshop, and Day 1 of the iRODS User Group Meeting, where attendees are looking at new features in the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System and its integration with Dataverse.
Final Agenda_iRODS User Group Meeting_2014 Policy-based Data Management for managing community driven collection life cycles The sixth annual User Group meeting for iRODS, the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, will be held at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 18-19, 2014. This is a joint meeting with the... Read more »
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What is TopCoder, and what does IQSS' NASA Tournament Lab do with it? Learn more about it and upcoming challenges from the NTL at the link.
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How can we engage with the growing number of citizen scientists interested in remote sensing data? Join CGA on July 21 for the next Geography Colloquium, where Martin Herold will look at the challenges and opportunities of "Remote sensing science 2.0."
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How different do you think you'll be ten years from now? According to the latest TED Talk from IQ affiliate Dan Gilbert, you're probably underestimating.
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Just in time for the weekend: as Boston livens up its nightlife with extended transit schedules and longer bar hours, should the late-night activity be limited only to certain districts? Affiliate Edward Glaeser takes a look at the risks and potential benefits in his latest Globe piece.
As Boston works out how to promote more late-night activity, the city shouldn’t play it safe — nor should it expect to get every policy right on the first try.
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Just how much could personal experience affect a Supreme Court ruling? According to IQSS affiliates Maya Sen & Adam Glynn's study, having just one daughter can increase a judge's tendency to vote in favor of women's rights by 7%. Maya explains their work to the NY Times at the link.
A study found the effect is especially pronounced in men who were appointed by Republican presidents.
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Are you going to the WIRE Workshop Tuesday & Wednesday? Join affiliate David Lazer, Rutgers U, and the Internet Archive for presentations and discussions of ongoing research involving community development and historical Internet data.
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Check out "Lean Beans (are made of this): Command pattern vs. MVC," affiliates +Philip Durbin and +Michael Bar-Sinai's talk accepted for JavaOne 2014!
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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.