The application of social sciences in the wild; data, technology and the fourth industrial revolution

Title
The application of social sciences in the wild; data, technology and the fourth industrial revolution
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Martin Hendrickse # University of Edinburgh and Senior Data Analyst at SYKES
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Date and Time
28th Jan 2019 13:00 - 28th Jan 2019 14:15
Location
Practice Suite 1.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/community/events/research_seminars/2019/the_application_of_social_sciences_in_the_wild_data,_technology_and_the_fourth_industrial_revolution

How do our students apply skills gained studying social and political science with quantitative methods? How do the skills we teach relate to technology and what can a social scientist bring to a world increasingly dominated by IT savvy statisticians?

In this seminar, Martin Hendrickse will look at how social scientists can take advantage of the disruptive nature of the fourth industrial revolution to contest territory currently dominated by information technology specialists. Building on his professional experience and applications of new technology in real world situations Martin will propose that the skills gained through studying social sciences are those most needed in data science.

Martin is currently the senior data analyst data science for Sykes Global Services, whilst at the same time studying for an MSc in Policy Studies at Edinburgh University SSPS. He is well equipped to talk about the life of social scientists in a technology environment. After studying at Chelsea School of Art Martin moved to Scotland in the late eighties to work with young people whose lives had been affected by HIV and AIDS and only later changed his career path to become involved in data science.

The seminar will take place on 28th January from 1pm in the Practice Suite (1.12) on the first floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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