MDI Workshop: Making the Most of Biased Samples on Social Media with Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs
Who uses the Internet? Are there more young people on Tik Tok and is everyone on Facebook old? Do women use Instagram more than men? And how can we use social media data sources to learn about these groups? In this workshop, we will explore the social dynamics underlying usership on social media platforms, and you will learn how to identify computational weighting techniques to adjust for biases in online populations. Basic familiarity with Python will be helpful.
This workshop takes place over two days from 4:00-5:30pm. Attendees should plan to attend both dates:
- Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm
- Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm
Open to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff only. RSVP on Eventbrite
|Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration and the Massive Data Institute, where she is part of the Forced Migration team. She mines social media data using computational methods to study patterns of international migration and immigrant incorporation. Dr. Jacobs received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.|