Intelligent research design for data intensive social science
Who we serve D-Lab helps Berkeley graduate students, faculty, and staff move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science and humanities.
What we do D-Lab assists the Berkeley community with the full range of research development, research design and data acquisition. We offer guidance in statistical methods and results to data visualization and communication.
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The collection of race and ethnicity data by the United States Census Bureau has a long, complex, and problematic history. The Census claims that their racial...Read more about Disaggregating Race and Ethnicity Categories in Census Data
Text analysis techniques, including sentiment analysis, topic modeling, and named entity recognition, have been increasingly used to probe patterns in a variety of text-based documents, such as books, social media posts, and others. This blog post introduces Twitter...Read more about Twitter Text Analysis: A Friendly Introduction
Surveys can be an extremely useful tool for gathering information from individuals and groups. They are used across disciplines and industries to help researchers learn more about populations and gain actionable insights. I’ve done extensive survey...Read more about Getting Started with Surveys
When the size of your datasets start to approach the size of your computer’s available memory, even the simplest data wrangling tasks can become frustrating. Suddenly, reading in a .csv or calculating a simple average becomes time-consuming or impossible. As students or...Read more about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Practical strategies for working with large datasets