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Why is Qatar investing in high-profile sports events? IQSS affiliate Daniel Reiche has been exploring this topic, including in this recent paper.
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What creates negative biases in people's attitudes? Prof. Mahzarin Banaji is looking for Harvard undergrads to help her find out.
Attitudes, beliefs, and values are important determinants of behavior. During the 20th century investigations into their nature formed the backbone of the social sciences.
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Join us for the next ABCD GIS Working Group lunch meeting this Friday, when Kai Cao (Natl University of Singapore) presents "Spatial Optimization for Sustainable Land Use Planning."
By Kai Cao, Lecturer in Department of Geography at National University of Singapore. Location: CGIS Knafel Building, Room K050. Abstract: Sustainability often represents a primary goal for land use planning. Comprehensive sustainability in land use planning can be defined as a long-term balance ...
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Use this summer to brush up on OpenScholar. The next personal site building workshop is on July 7! Follow the link for sign-up details.
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How can cognitive dissonance influence voters? The Harvard Gazette looks at the work of IQSS affiliates Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen, and their paper co-authored with Avidit Acharya (Stanford) on political persuasion.
New political science research says that, contrary to conventional wisdom, political attitudes are a consequence of political actions, rather than their cause.
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Day 1 of the first Annual Dataverse Community Meeting included presentations from IQSS director Gary King, director of data science Mercè Crosas, and usability specialist Elizabeth Quigley. You can see the meeting agenda online for details: http://ow.ly/O99FY
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Can you read Chinese text? Are you a Harvard undergrad interested in getting some research experience? Prof. Yuhua Wang is looking for research assistance on a project: "The Origins of State Capacity in China".
This project examines the historical origins of state capacity at the sub-national level in China. Using historical, quantitative data, investigate the impact of war, crops, and the imperial civil service exam system on contemporary China's local state capacity.
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Thank you to all who participated in our first annual Dataverse Community Meeting. We hope to see you again next year!
The first annual Dataverse Community Meeting June 9-11th was a success thanks to you, the Dataverse Community!
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The Cooperative Congressional Election Study held its 2015 conference in June. Presenters from many institutions came together to share the results of their teams' participation in a large-scale, collaborative survey (which included over 50 institutions in 2014!)
In June 2015, IQSS affiliate Stephen Ansolabehere, in collaboration with the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy (CSED) and with support from IQSS, held the 2015 CCES Conference in Sundance, Utah.
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Undergrads: Prof. Nancy Hill is looking for research assistance in her project on academic achievement among secondary students. Follow the link for details and application info!
The project is based in a partnership between our research team at Harvard Graduate School of Education & Boston College and a local school district.  We are focused on understanding how to improve academic achievement and close demographic gaps in achievement by identifying ways to increase students’ connections to school, engagement in school, and help youth understand how school and education will assist them in pursuing their goals.
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Are you around campus this summer? There are undergrad research oppotunities through the URS program, including the China Biographical Database project.
The China Biographical Database project is seeking part-time undergraduate helpers during the period 2015-5-18 to 2015-9-1 to work on data extraction from Chinese texts. Read more about China Biographical Database Project ...
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Only days away now: The first ever Dataverse Community Meeting. There's still time to register for Wednesday and Thursday!
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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.