Fragile Families Challenge uses ‘big data’ to answer big questions

Monday, Nov 13, 2017
by jd7

What would happen if hundreds of social scientists and data scientists worked together on a scientific challenge to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the United States? The Fragile Families Challenge, an ongoing mass research collaboration that uses “big data” collected as part of Princeton University’s Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, is attempting to answer just that.

The co-organizers of the Fragile Families Challenge are Matthew Salganik, a professor of sociology; Ian Lundberg, a graduate student in sociology; Alex Kindel, a graduate student in sociology; and Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study.

Read more on the University Homepage.