How Data Makes Us Perceive and Anticipate War
Kick-off conference of DATAWAR Project
The central contribution of the project will be to provide the first in-depth analysis of scientific practices of quantitative conflict studies and their impact on practitioner perceptions. The project will deliver thoroughly empirically grounded insights into the ways in which data shape and potentially disturb perceptions of war. This will not only provide an essential contribution to the emerging scholarship problematizing the links between big data and security policy. It will also help to stimulate policy decisions on targeted funding for social science research by identifying gaps and biases in current quantitative research practices.
Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po - CERI
- The rationale of the DATAWAR project
Thomas Lindemann & Grey Anderson, École Polytechnique / LinX
- Characteristics and problems relating to the collection and analysis of quantitative conflict data
Eric Sangar & Sami Makki, Sciences Po Lille / CERAPS
- Characteristics of the uses of conflict data by NGOs and military institutions
Thierry Balzacq, Sciences Po - CERI
Scientific coordinators: Frédéric Ramel, Ariel Colonomos, Thierry Balzacq (Sciences Po – CERI) ; Thomas Lindemann, Marine Guillaume (École Polytechnique / LinX) ; Éric Sangar, Sami Makki (Sciences Po Lille / CERAPS).