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Foundations of Computational Social Science

Dates:
  • Mon 11 Nov 2019 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-11 15:00 2019-11-11 17:00 Europe/Paris Foundations of Computational Social Science

This course shows how the creative use of new methods for theoretical and empirical analysis enabled by new computing and communication technologies can advance research fields in social and political sciences. Each week we look at recent advancements in one field of research. The methods include among other things: analysis of large-scale (“Big”) internet data, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, (quasi-)experimental methods using the internet, and Monte Carlo methods. Discussion of the readings is aimed at appreciating the analytical leverage computational methods provide vis-à-vis standard methods for knowledge accumulation in a given area: What can we learn that we would otherwise not have been able to learn? What questions can be answered that were previously considered unanswerable? The objective of the course is to make it natural for students to think out-of-the-box and consider non-traditional analysis approaches in their own work.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

This course shows how the creative use of new methods for theoretical and empirical analysis enabled by new computing and communication technologies can advance research fields in social and political sciences. Each week we look at recent advancements in one field of research. The methods include among other things: analysis of large-scale (“Big”) internet data, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, (quasi-)experimental methods using the internet, and Monte Carlo methods. Discussion of the readings is aimed at appreciating the analytical leverage computational methods provide vis-à-vis standard methods for knowledge accumulation in a given area: What can we learn that we would otherwise not have been able to learn? What questions can be answered that were previously considered unanswerable? The objective of the course is to make it natural for students to think out-of-the-box and consider non-traditional analysis approaches in their own work.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Monika Rzemieniecka (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Arnout van de Rijt (European University Institute)
 
 

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