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  1. Deductive and theory-driven research starts by asking questions. Finding tentative answers to these questions in the literature is next. It is followed by gathering, preparing and modelling relevant data to em...

    Authors: Aliakbar Akbaritabar
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:14
  2. In her 2021 IC2S2 keynote talk, “Critical Data Theory,” Margaret Hu builds off Critical Race Theory, privacy law, and big data surveillance to grapple with questions at the intersection of big data and legal j...

    Authors: Sarah Shugars
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:13
  3. From small steps to great leaps, metaphors of spatial mobility abound to describe discovery processes. Here, we ground these ideas in formal terms by systematically studying mobility patterns in the scientific...

    Authors: Chakresh Kumar Singh, Liubov Tupikina, Fabrice Lécuyer, Michele Starnini and Marc Santolini
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:12
  4. The spread of misinformation poses a threat to the social media ecosystem. Effective countermeasures to mitigate this threat require that social media platforms be able to accurately detect low-credibility acc...

    Authors: Bao Tran Truong, Oliver Melbourne Allen and Filippo Menczer
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:10
  5. The indirect correlation among financial institutions, stemming from similarities in their portfolios, is a primary driver of systemic risk. However, most existing research overlooks the influence of portfolio...

    Authors: Manjin Shao and Hong Fan
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:9
  6. Most human activities require collaborations within and across formal or informal teams. Our understanding of how the collaborative efforts spent by teams relate to their performance is still a matter of debat...

    Authors: Francesco Carli, Pietro Foini, Nicolò Gozzi, Nicola Perra and Rossano Schifanella
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:7
  7. Estimation of people’s home locations using location-based services data from smartphones is a common task in human mobility assessment. However, commonly used home detection algorithms (HDAs) are often arbitr...

    Authors: Rajat Verma, Shagun Mittal, Zengxiang Lei, Xiaowei Chen and Satish V. Ukkusuri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:6
  8. The analysis of social networks, in particular those describing face-to-face interactions between individuals, is complex due to the intertwining of the topological and temporal aspects. We revisit here both, ...

    Authors: Stéphane Plaszczynski, Gilberto Nakamura, Basile Grammaticos and Mathilde Badoual
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:4
  9. There is an ongoing shift in computational social science towards validating our methodologies and improving the reliability of our findings. This is tremendously exciting in that we are moving beyond explorat...

    Authors: Carolina E. S. Mattsson
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:3
  10. The emergence of generative AI has sparked substantial discussions, with the potential to have profound impacts on society in all aspects. As emerging technologies continue to advance, it is imperative to faci...

    Authors: Kunihiro Miyazaki, Taichi Murayama, Takayuki Uchiba, Jisun An and Haewoon Kwak
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:2
  11. It is often thought that an external threat increases the internal cohesion of a nation, and thus decreases polarization. We examine this proposition by analyzing NATO discussion dynamics on Finnish social med...

    Authors: Yan Xia, Antti Gronow, Arttu Malkamäki, Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, Barbara Keller and Mikko Kivelä
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2024 13:1
  12. Puberty is a phase in which individuals often test the boundaries of themselves and surrounding others and further define their identity – and thus their uniqueness compared to other individuals. Similarly, as...

    Authors: Timon Elmer
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:58
  13. The gravity model of human mobility has successfully described the deterrence of travels with distance in urban mobility patterns. While a broad spectrum of deterrence was found across different cities, yet it...

    Authors: Oh-Hyun Kwon, Inho Hong, Woo-Sung Jung and Hang-Hyun Jo
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:57
  14. The data sets provided by Information and Communication Technologies have been extensively used to study the human mobility in the framework of complex systems. The possibility of detecting the behavior of ind...

    Authors: Chiara Mizzi, Alex Baroncini, Alessandro Fabbri, Davide Micheli, Aldo Vannelli, Carmen Criminisi, Susanna Jean and Armando Bazzani
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:56
  15. One population group that had to significantly adapt and change their behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic is students. While previous studies have extensively investigated the impact of the pandemic on thei...

    Authors: Nicolò Alessandro Girardini, Simone Centellegher, Andrea Passerini, Ivano Bison, Fausto Giunchiglia and Bruno Lepri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:55
  16. Despite increased global attention on violence against women, understanding the factors that lead to women becoming victims remains a critical challenge. Notably, the impact of domestic violence on women’s mob...

    Authors: Hugo Contreras, Cristian Candia, Rodrigo Troncoso, Leo Ferres, Loreto Bravo, Bruno Lepri and Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:54
  17. Ballet, a mainstream performing art predominantly associated with women, exhibits significant gender imbalances in leading positions. However, the collaboration’s structural composition vis-à-vis gender repres...

    Authors: Yessica Herrera-Guzmán, Eun Lee and Heetae Kim
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:53
  18. The wealth of text data generated by social media has enabled new kinds of analysis of emotions with language models. These models are often trained on small and costly datasets of text annotations produced by...

    Authors: Segun Taofeek Aroyehun, Lukas Malik, Hannah Metzler, Nikolas Haimerl, Anna Di Natale and David Garcia
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:52
  19. Temperature-economic growth relationships are computed to quantify the impact of climate change on the economy. However, model performance and differences of predictions among research complicate the use of cl...

    Authors: Yu Song, Zhihua Pan, Fei Lun, Buju Long, Siyu Liu, Guolin Han, Jialin Wang, Na Huang, Ziyuan Zhang, Shangqian Ma, Guofeng Sun and Cong Liu
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:51
  20. To study the causes of the 2021 Great Resignation, we use text analysis and investigate the changes in work- and quit-related posts between 2018 and 2021 on Reddit. We find that the Reddit discourse evolution ...

    Authors: R. Maria del Rio-Chanona, Alejandro Hermida-Carrillo, Melody Sepahpour-Fard, Luning Sun, Renata Topinkova and Ljubica Nedelkoska
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:49
  21. Co-authorship networks, where nodes represent authors and edges represent co-authorship relations, are key to understanding the production and diffusion of knowledge in academia. Social constructs, biases (imp...

    Authors: Ana Maria Jaramillo, Hywel T. P. Williams, Nicola Perra and Ronaldo Menezes
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:47
  22. The detection of state-sponsored trolls operating in influence campaigns on social media is a critical and unsolved challenge for the research community, which has significant implications beyond the online re...

    Authors: Fatima Ezzeddine, Omran Ayoub, Silvia Giordano, Gianluca Nogara, Ihab Sbeity, Emilio Ferrara and Luca Luceri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:46
  23. Evaluation of researchers’ output is vital for hiring committees and funding bodies, and it is usually measured via their scientific productivity, citations, or a combined metric such as the h-index. Assessing...

    Authors: Fakhri Momeni, Philipp Mayr and Stefan Dietze
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:45
  24. Although different organizations have defined policies towards diversity in academia, many argue that minorities are still disadvantaged in university admissions due to biases. Extensive research has been cond...

    Authors: Ghazal Kalhor, Tanin Zeraati and Behnam Bahrak
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:44
  25. Social media moderation policies are often at the center of public debate, and their implementation and enactment are sometimes surrounded by a veil of mystery. Unsurprisingly, due to limited platform transpar...

    Authors: Francesco Pierri, Luca Luceri, Emily Chen and Emilio Ferrara
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:43
  26. Decentralization is a pervasive concept found across disciplines, including Economics, Political Science, and Computer Science, where it is used in distinct yet interrelated ways. Here, we develop and publicly re...

    Authors: Gabriele Di Bona, Alberto Bracci, Nicola Perra, Vito Latora and Andrea Baronchelli
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:42
  27. This paper explores how individuals’ language use in gender-specific groups (“mothers” and “fathers”) compares to their interactions when referred to as “parents.” Language adaptation based on the audience is ...

    Authors: Melody Sepahpour-Fard, Michael Quayle, Maria Schuld and Taha Yasseri
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:38
  28. Complex systems often comprise many kinds of components which vary over many orders of magnitude in size: Populations of cities in countries, individual and corporate wealth in economies, species abundance in ...

    Authors: Peter Sheridan Dodds, Joshua R. Minot, Michael V. Arnold, Thayer Alshaabi, Jane Lydia Adams, David Rushing Dewhurst, Tyler J. Gray, Morgan R. Frank, Andrew J. Reagan and Christopher M. Danforth
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:37
  29. The aim of this paper is to analyze the Arab peoples reactions and attitudes towards the Russo-Ukraine War through the social media of posted tweets, as a fast means to express opinions. We scrapped over 3 mil...

    Authors: Moayadeldin Tamer, Mohamed A. Khamis, Abdallah Yahia, SeifALdin Khaled, Abdelrahman Ashraf and Walid Gomaa
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:36
  30. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was accompanied by practices of information warfare, yet existing evidence is largely anecdotal while large-scale empirical evidence is lacking. Here, we analyz...

    Authors: Dominique Geissler, Dominik Bär, Nicolas Pröllochs and Stefan Feuerriegel
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:35
  31. Cities host diverse people and their mixing is the engine of prosperity. In turn, segregation and inequalities are common features of most cities and locations that enable the meeting of people with different ...

    Authors: Sándor Juhász, Gergő Pintér, Ádám J. Kovács, Endre Borza, Gergely Mónus, László Lőrincz and Balázs Lengyel
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:34
  32. Malicious actors exploit social media to inflate stock prices, sway elections, spread misinformation, and sow discord. To these ends, they employ tactics that include the use of inauthentic accounts and campai...

    Authors: Alexander C. Nwala, Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:33
  33. Urban populations in large US cities exhibit racial and ethnic diversity, yet they remain residentially segregated. The examination of temporal trends in segregation and diversity is crucial for sociologists a...

    Authors: Anna Dmowska and Tomasz F. Stepinski
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:30

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