Introduction to Computational Social Science

Introduction to Computational Social Science

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This reader-friendly textbook is the first work of its kind to provide a unified Introduction to Computational Social Science (CSS). Four distinct methodological approaches are examined in detail, namely automated social information extraction, social network analysis, social complexity theory and social simulation modeling. The coverage of these approaches is supported by a discussion of the historical context, as well as by a list of texts for further reading. Features: highlights the main theories of the CSS paradigm as causal explanatory frameworks that shed new light on the nature of human and social dynamics; explains how to distinguish and analyze the different levels of analysis of social complexity using computational approaches; discusses a number of methodological tools; presents the main classes of entities, objects and relations common to the computational analysis of social complexity; examines the interdisciplinary integration of knowledge in the context of social phenomena.Adapted from Cioffi-Revilla (2008) Dynamic Diagrams: UML Sequence and State Diagrams In addition to the static ... This enables researchers to communicate using a common set of universal symbols that have been agreed upon.

Title:Introduction to Computational Social Science
Author:Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-12-31


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