Research in Progress Talk: Radhika Garg & Martha Garcia-Murillo

CCDS presents the Research in Progress Spring Series. Join us in welcoming Radhika Garg & Martha Garcia-Murillo

A Digital Re-entry Ladder for Returning Citizens

According to a report from the Department of Justice Statistics, approximately 600,000 are released from prison every year. Unfortunately, most prisons in the US lack training of information and communication technologies (ICTs) which, in today's society, are key to source oneself of the most basic of skills. In this research in progress talk, we describe the characteristics of those returning citizens and explore the determinants that affect the use and competency with ICTs. We take advantage of research from psychology to introduce the notion of the digital re-entry ladder which originated from in-person interviews we had with 25 returning citizens as well as our efforts to implement a digital gig work for these individuals.

Dr. Radhika Garg is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on examining decisions of technology use and its influence at micro, meso, and macro level.

Dr. Martha Garcia-Murillo is a Professor at the School of Information Studies. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on society. Her empirical and theoretical work has ...

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Research in Progress: Melinda Sebastian

Melinda Sebastian

Please join us Friday, March 13, from 1-2pm for a Research in Progress presentation with Melinda Sebastian. Melinda will speak on "Adopting an Intersectional Approach: Generative Talk in STEM Teacher Professional Development"

This work builds on years of qualitative data, observation, and analysis of STEM teacher professional development. The research team's most recent work has been on developing a methodology that better addresses the multimodal realities through which their participants experience professional development. The project will consist of two parts, with Part 1) focusing on face to face and video chat data and analysis and Part 2) focusing on computer mediated communication including our software and the social media application Twitter for information seeking and maintenance of best research practice.

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The Things We Do For Data: Social Science Between Collusion & Going Rogue

How do you get your research data? Join us for a discussion around “The Things We Do for Data: Social Science Between Collusion and Going Rogue” in Berlin, Germany, July 30 and 31, 2020. 

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