From Static Archive to Research-Ready Database: Preparing the Congressional Record for Computational Social Science

Lecture

Speaker(s)

Nick Adams

Former BIDS Research Fellow, Social Science

Nick Adams, PhD, is a sociologist and full-time research fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). His substantive work analyzes protester and police interactions as revealed through 8,000 news accounts of nearly 200 US Occupy campaigns. His TextThresher software provides the human-powered machinery to process these data in high quantity with high quality. A builder of research communities across UC Berkeley's campus, Nick founded and leads the Computational Text Analysis Working Group at Berkeley’s D-Lab and BIDS' Text Across Domains (Text XD) initiative. He also serves on the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on Digital Culture and is a contributing editor to Mobilizing Ideas, the online journal of social movements research.