What is Social Data Science?

SODAS combines state-of-the-art data science techniques and tools, including machine-learning and natural language processing, with sociological, economic, anthropological, political science and psychological theories, methods, and analytical strategies - from quasi-experiments to ethnography - to advance scholarship and to solve societal problems across digital and non-digital divides.

Social Data Science, then, is not just a meeting between disciplines, but is a genuinely interdisciplinary merger across the social and natural sciences, developing new epistemological, methodological and ethical insights, solutions and standards.