The study of Russian nationalists and data mining: why social researchers should pay attention to computer science
The new meeting of the Research and Study Group (RSG) was held on the 3rd of April. The main speaker was the head of the RSG Alexey Rotmistrov, who dedicated the report to the particularities of Data Mining paradigm in sociology. During the report, the topic of Russian nationalists was also discussed.
On 13th of March Alexey Rotmistrov, the Head of Research & Study Group, made a speech as a discussant to the report «Possibilities and issues of working with Big Data: investigation on tenders for exchange of remote work» under the series of seminars «Sociology of Markets» organized by HSE Laboratory for Studies in Economic sociology (LSES).
Svetlana Zhuchkova who is a Deputy Head of Research & Study Group has won the Academic Olympiad in Sociology. Being confident and well prepared, she has got almost the highest possible score and became the winner. Congratulations to Svetlana! Down below, you will find Svetlana Zhuchkova Interview.
Why schoolgirls do not choose STEM: searching for interaction effects in conditions of gender polarization
On the 20th of March Mkhitaryan Tamara introduced to members of the Research and Study Group (RSG) and other listeners results of applying the regression with interaction effects. Tamara`s report was based on her own database dedicated to the choice of STEM-disciplines by schoolchildren. After the report, Olga Savinskaya, Tamara`s scientific adviser, thanked her student for the active work on the topic and told listeners about the integration of research results into the work of the Department Social Protection of the population.
The experience of applying the effects of interaction:The study of the determinants of violence in straight couples
On the 6th of March, the first member of our Research and Study Group (RSG) Maria Rodionova made her own report at an open seminar. Maria introduced the other participants of the group and external listeners to results of creating a regression model with interaction effects on her own database. Application of the developed algorithm made the R squared more than three times higher, however, without including new variables.
On February 12, the deputy head of the RSG Svetlana Zhuchkova and the head of RSG Alexey Rotmistrov were invited at the meeting of winners of Student Research Paper Competition (SRPC) with the rector of HSE Yaroslav Kuzminov. After the discussion between Mr. Kuzminov and students, an award ceremony was held. Svetlana was among the winners. Her paper was written under the guidance of Alexey Rotmistrov.
The second meeting of our Research and Study Group (RSG) took place on the 6th of February and was dedicated to log-linear analysis and its application for searching interaction effects in social data. The meeting was held under the leadership of Svetlana Zhuchkova, the deputy head of the RSG, and lasted for an hour and a half. The very next day, on the 7th of February, at the initiative of the head of the group Alexey Rotmistrov there was held an additional closed seminar which gave an opportunity for participants to repeat previously studied material. Also, there were discussed the first results of the individual project, presented by Maria Rodionova.
The first meeting of the Research and Study Group (RSG) called «Adaptation of Methods for Interaction Detection in Social Data» was held on the 23rd of January and marked with two events. The meeting was opened by the introductory speech of the head of RSG Alexey Rotmistrov and continued with the discussion of participants` individual research projects.