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2018 Spring Workshop

The spring workshop consists of a series of computational social science training sessions, each focused on a different topic (R, Web Scraping, Text Analysis, Network Analysis). Each session is offered independently, so you can attend just one, pick and choose several, or attend all. R will be used in all sessions, so if you are not familiar with it, we suggest you take the session on R to prepare you for any other sessions you’re interested in.

Workshop Sessions:

Tuesday April 3, 2018

  • Morning Session (9am-12pm): Introduction to R
  • Afternoon Session (1-4pm): Web Scraping

Thursday April 12, 2018

  • Morning Session (9am-12pm): Text Analysis
  • Afternoon Session (1-4pm): Network Analysis


$15 per session ($30 for a full day). Lunch will be provided. 


Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Science, 30 Alta Road – Downstairs conference room

Note: There is limited parking available at this location. Please walk, bike, or carpool.


Jessica Santana is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. She holds a Master of Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley’s School of Information, with certification in the Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business. Jessica’s research evaluates the role of networks in innovation and entrepreneurship. This work is driven by insights from organizational theory, social psychology, network science, and economic sociology. She relies on a variety of methodological approaches, including expe