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Ann M. Olin Women's Building, Formal Lounge

Research Data Stories: Unique Challenges and Common Goals Working With Data in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Life Sciences

Researchers face unique challenges throughout the entire data life cycle, depending on their fields and the data types they generate. Join this in-person panel discussion with investigators representing the social sciences, humanities and life sciences to learn about their unique challenges and practical solutions to successfully overcome and navigate through those challenges.

Free and open to all, refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

Presented by Becker Medical Library, Washington University Libraries, and the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics (I2DB).

Panelist Bios:

Rachel Penczykowski is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research involves a combination of observational studies of natural populations and communities, manipulative experiments in the field and lab, and mathematical models. She has employed these complementary approaches to study host–parasite interactions in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and her current research focuses on wild populations of herbaceous plants and their pathogens.

Ariela Schachter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently engaged in research addressing public attitudes towards immigrants; racial/ethnic relations; neighborhood selection and residential inequality. Professor Schachter primarily uses experiments and causal inference methods; more recently she has begun using big data and computational text analysis in her work.

Geoff Ward is a Professor of African and African American Studies and a faculty affiliate in Sociology and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also director of WashU & Slavery Project, an initiative based in the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity (CRE2), and part of the global consortium of Universities Studying Slavery. 

About Love Data Week

During Love Data Week we celebrate all things data, sharing resources and making connections to help ensure that all students and scholars at WashU are able to access, analyze, and utilize data.