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SSPS6007: Intro to Computational Social Sciences

The rise of big data, mobile phones, digital media, and other new ICT has not only affected the way we live and created new social phenomena worth of studying, but has also enabled social scientists to address a variety of important social science questions using new data, methods, and approaches. This unit serves as an introduction to the emerging field of the Computational Social Sciences. We are going to learn how to collect digital data via web scraping and how to analyse it using a variety of methods developed for computational text and network analysis.

Code SSPS6007
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

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