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FW-HTF-RM: Collaborative Research: Augmenting Social Media Content Moderation

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UMSI's activities in the project include designing, developing, and testing a suite of tools for live streaming moderators. These tools will focus on helping moderators dynamically manage their emotional and cognitive capabilities

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Collaborative Research: GCR: The Future of Quantitative Research in Social Science

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This Growing Convergence Research project aims to develop algorithms and tools to better use social media data and other new forms of publicly available text data to advance understanding of human behavior and society.

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CyberTraining: CIU: Preparing the Public Sector Research Workforce to Impact Communities through Data Science

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The project addresses bottlenecks in scientific and engineering research workforce development by developing and offering three instructional activities: (a) a project-based course in which students work directly with Michigan communities to design cyberinfrastructure tools, and (b) two massive, open online courses (MOOCs) in which students learn the fundamentals of data science for work in the public sector.

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Measuring and Improving the Efficacy of Curation Activities in Data Archives

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Libby Hemphill and Andrea Thomer investigate how curatorial actions impact the use of digital collections.

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Regional Experiments for the Future of Work in America

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This research examines a series of sociotechnical experiments in the American Midwest that invest in the promise of entrepreneurial agency and data-driven solutions to address complex economic and societal challenges. Drawing from ethnographic research and co-design, this project examines both the challenges and opportunities of such regional experimentation, working closely with the most vulnerable groups of the population who are often harmed by rather than benefitting from the experimental interventions currently unfolding.

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SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Control Systems Engineering for Counteracting Notification Fatigue: An Examination of Health Behavior Change

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Assessing the Impact of Exogenous Shocks on User Behavior and Information Diffusion in Social Media

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Daniel Romero is studying how people on social media react during fast-changing situations such as natural disasters and political unrest, and how it affects information diffusion dynamics. 

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Prototyping and Evaluating a Living Research Synthesis Infrastructure

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Associate Professor of Information Carl Lagoze and School of Education Professor Pamela Moss are prototyping an infrastructure for using existing research to develop actionable knowledge in complex educational systems.

 

 

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Systematic Comparative and Historical Analysis Framework for Social Movements

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UMSI's Ceren Budak aims to improve our understanding of how online movements are formed, how they evolve, how the participants coordinate, and how movements change their participants and the public.

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CyberTraining: CIU: Preparing the Public Sector Research Workforce to Impact Communities through Data Science

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Libby Hemphill will produce instructional materials designed to increase data science literacy among postsecondary students and researchers.

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