Registration now open for seminar on generalizability of Twitter data

April 10, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Guangqing Chi, associate professor of rural sociology and demography and public health sciences at Penn State, will present “The Generalizability and Replicability of Twitter Data for Population (and Health) Research” at the next Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series.

This seminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in 116 Henderson Building, University Park. It will also be streamed to room 2008 at Academic Support Building at Penn State College of Medicine, and streamed online. A streaming link is provided upon registration.

Social media data have been used in many fields. Chi's research focus is on the extent to which Twitter users represent, and misrepresent, the population across different demographic groups. 

The Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series features lectures on fundamental research methods in the fall semester, with more advanced topics presented in the spring semester. Statisticians and methodologists from multiple Penn State departments present these seminars.

Register here by 5 p.m. on April 22.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design is part of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute. To request a consultation with the core, complete a request form.


Last Updated April 30, 2019