Guangqing Chi, associate professor of rural sociology and demography and public health sciences,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 at 116 Henderson, University Park. It will also be streamed to room 2008 at Academic Support Building at Penn State College of Medicine and stream online. A streaming link is provided upon registration.
Social media data such as from Twitter have been used in many fields. Chi has studied the extent to which Twitter users (mis)represent 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 in the spring semester. Statisticians and methodologists from multiple Penn State departments present these seminars.