Introductory Overview Lecture: The Statistical and Data Revolution in the Social Sciences — Invited Special Presentation
JSM Partner Societies, Social Statistics Section
Organizer(s): Adrian Raftery, University of Washington
Chair(s): Adrian Dobra, University of Washington
The past decade has seen rapid progress in the development and application of statistical methods for the social sciences, spurred by a huge expansion in available social science data, new kinds of social science data bringing novel statistical challenges, and the establishment of several interdisciplinary centers and institutes in US universities on this interface. This lecture will provide an introductory overview highlighting new statistical methods for three areas of social science where the impact of statistics has been expanding rapidly: demography, social network analysis, and criminology.