Gaining insights to deliver meaningful social interactions
Data scientists at Facebook conduct large-scale, global, quantitative research to gain deeper insights into how people interact with each other and the world around them.
Our findings directly inform decisions to improve people’s everyday experiences on Facebook, make it easier and more intuitive to use, and find ways to facilitate meaningful social interactions. Research efforts span a variety of disciplines, including computational social science, econometrics, operations research, market intelligence, survey science, and statistical computing. We employ a mixture of methods to accomplish our goals, including machine learning, field experiments, surveys, and information visualization. We also build scalable platforms for the collection, management, and analysis of data, and actively contribute our scientific findings to the academic research community.
Researchers explored the dynamic of jobs running in families. This network visualization shows how much more likely a child of a parent in one profession is to choose another profession vs. someone from the general population.