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Week One

Week 1: Introduction to Data Science
General introduction and explanation of syllabus. Example data science activity using Github data. Demonstration of data collection and management, analysis and visualization lifecycle. Privacy implications of analyzing public data discussed. The social value of analyzing “big data”: How we learn about social and organizational performance and structure using “big data”.
Readings Due:
1. Mascaro, C., Magee, R., and Goggins, S. 2012. Not Just a Wink and a Smile: An Analysis of User-Defined Success in Online Dating. iConference 2012.
2. Howison, J., Wiggins, A., and Crowston, K. 2012. Validity Issues in the Use of Social Network Analysis with Digital Trace Data. Journal of the Association of Information Systems. 12(2), 2.
3. Goggins, S. P., Mascaro, C., and Valetto, G. 2013. Group Informatics: A Methodological Approach and Ontology for Understanding Socio-Technical Groups. JASIS&T. Accepted.

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