I'm an assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University. I am also core faculty at the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks, I'm a faculty affiliate at the Network Science Institute, I'm on the executive committee of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and I'm on the editorial board of Sociological Methodology and Signs.
- Nelson, Laura K. Comment: To Measure Meaning in Big Data, Don’t Give Me a Map, Give Me Transparency and Reproducibility. Sociological Methodology.
- The Computation/Context Trade-Off?
- Nelson, Laura K., Derek Burk, Marcel Knudsen, and Leslie McCall. 2018 "The Future of Coding: A Comparison of Hand-Coding and Three Types of Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Methods." Sociological Methods and Research.
- Nelson, Laura K. 2017. "Computational Grounded Theory: A Methodological Framework." Sociological Methods and Research. You can still find the non-proof version here.
Recent and Upcoming Talks:
- October, 2019: Keynote, NovelTM
- August 11, 2018: "Using Machine Vision to Explore Neighborhood Inequality." American Sociological Association's annual conference.
- December 7, 2018: "Finding Simple Patterns in Complex Data," TextXD, Berkeley Institute on Data Science.
- November 1, 2018: "The Future of Coding," Working Group on Computational Social Science, Columbia University.
- October 17, 2018: “Machine Learning is Feminist,” All Boats Rise? Social Capital, Promise and Peril. A one-day, invitation only gathering of scholars, activists, and leaders, Amazon HQ.
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