New Research Project: 

The Analytics at Wharton Initiative awarded the CSS Lab a research grant for the project “Measuring the Narratives of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The goal of this project is to deepen our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic—specifically, the remarkably varied conceptions of what is happening, why it is happening, and what should be done in response—with a combination of quantitative rigor and qualitative depth. Our Lab Director Duncan Watts and PhD student Baird Howland are working on this project in collaboration with Eric Klinenberg and Melina Sherman from the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU and David Rothschild from Microsoft.