Aaron Smith, Associate Director, Pew Research Center, discusses his research using surveys and computational methods to study automation in everyday life, including his interest in this type of research, current research focus, the importance of understanding public opinion about computational technologies, examples of areas where computational social science can answer questions that surveys can't, challenges faced and overcome, and why computational social science in an important tool in this research.
- Product: SAGE Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods
- Type of Content: Case Study
- Title: Studying Automation in Everyday Life using Surveys and Computational Methods
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd.
- Publication year: 2019
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- Discipline: Communication and Media Studies, Education, Psychology, Social Policy and Public Policy, Sociology, Science, Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
- Methods: Computational social science, Survey research, Social media research
- Duration: 00:19:00
- Keywords: algorithms, attitudes and behavior, automation, bias, computer science, data collection, data mining, data privacy, decision-making models, digital technology, everyday life, internet, internet content filtering, large-scale research, net neutrality, Pew Internet & American Life Project, privacy issues, public opinion, Social media, Social science research, Surveillance and society, Survey approach, Survey research, text analysis
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Academic: Aaron SmithOnline ISBN:9781526499950Copyright: (c) SAGE Publications Ltd., 2019