“Social Research in the Digital Age”

Matt Salganik’s new book “Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age” (Princeton University Press) lays down the new (and not-so-new) rules for bringing data and the social sciences together. “I want my book to be readable and helpful to non-experts,” says Salganik, a sociologist at Princeton. “I hope the audience will be broad. People in the social sciences are facing this set of issues.” (Social sciences are dealing with a crisis that’s about data—reproducibility problems and statistical manipulations.) Interview here (Wired).