Introduction to Computational Social Science: Principles and Applications (Texts in Computer Science)

Introduction to Computational Social Science: Principles and Applications (Texts in Computer Science)

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla


The rising box of computational social technology (CSS) is dedicated to the pursuit of interdisciplinary social technology examine from a knowledge processing standpoint, during the medium of complex computing and knowledge technologies.

This reader-friendly textbook/reference is the 1st paintings of its style to supply a finished and unified advent to Computational Social technological know-how. 4 designated methodological techniques are tested specifically element, particularly computerized social info extraction, social community research, social complexity idea, and social simulation modeling. The assurance of every of those methods is supported by means of a dialogue of the ancient context and motivations, in addition to through an inventory of suggested texts for additional reading.

Topics and features:
* Describes the scope and content material of every sector of CSS, masking issues on info extraction, social networks, complexity idea, and social simulations
* Highlights the most theories of the CSS paradigm as causal explanatory frameworks that shed new mild at the nature of human and social dynamics
* Explains easy methods to distinguish and study the various degrees of study of social complexity utilizing computational approaches
* Discusses a few methodological instruments, together with extracting entities from textual content, computing social community indices, and development an agent-based model
* offers the most sessions of entities, items, and family members universal to the computational research of social complexity
* Examines the interdisciplinary integration of information within the context of social phenomena

This distinct, clearly-written textbook is vital examining for graduate and complex undergraduate scholars making plans on embarking on a path on computational social technology, or wishing to refresh their wisdom of the basic facets of this intriguing box.

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