Members of the S3MC research team were awarded a $3.4 million National Science Foundation Convergence Research grant that will allow them to build on the innovative and interdisciplinary work conducted as part of S3MC. These grants were awarded to teams proposing interdisciplinary research that would address specific and compelling problems.

Titled “The Future of Quantitative Research in Social Science: Integrating Social Science and Computer Science Methods,” the team’s work will establish new methods and guidelines for leveraging social media data to answer questions about human opinion and behavior. The team is led by S3MC researchers Lisa Singh and Pam Davis-Kean. Several other researchers involved with S3MC—including Ceren Budak, Zeina Mneimneh, Josh Pasek, Trivellore Raghunathan, Stuart Soroka, and Mike Traugott at the University of Michigan and Leticia Bode, Jonathan Ladd, and Rebecca Ryan at Georgetown—will also be contributing the project. Collectively, their disciplinary areas of expertise span biostatistics, communication, computer science, economics, information science, political science, public policy, psychology, and survey methods

To learn more about the project, you can visit their website.