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This course gives you an overview of the current opportunities and the omnipresent reach of computational social science. The results are all around us, every day, reaching from the services provided by the world’s most valuable companies, over the hidden influence of governmental agencies, to the power of social and political movements. All of them study human behavior in order to shape it. In short, all of them do social science by computational means. In this course we answer three questions: I. Why Computational Social Science (CSS) now? II. What does CSS cover? III. What are examples of CSS? In this last part, we take a bird’s-eye view on four main applications of CSS. First, Prof. Blumenstock from UC Berkeley discusses how we can gain insights by studying the massive digital footprint left behind today’s social interactions, especially to foster international development. Second, Prof. Shelton from UC Riverside introduces us to the world of machine learning, including the basic concepts behind this current driver of much of today's computational landscape. Prof. Fowler, from UC San Diego introduces us to the power of social networks, and finally, Prof. Smaldino, from UC Merced, explains how computer simulation help us to untangle some of the mysteries of social emergence....




This introduction course of CSS Methods is nicely structured. Prof. Hilbert and the others are great presentations. I enjoyed the course and will definitely continue to the next course.



Excellent course and the instructor(s) make it even more engaging. I love Martin Hilbert and his explanations, examples. I enjoyed course 1 alot and continuing course 2 at the moment.


26 - Computational Social Science Methods 的 50 個評論(共 72 個)

創建者 Dwayne R


F​antastic introduction to social network analysis and how modeling and machine learning are used to plan or predict future actions from past data.

創建者 Milena


Excellent course for beginners, or those curious to learn more on computational social sciences that don't have a strong technical background.



Excellent course to give a great overview of what CSS is. I loved the approach that it takes from the scientific method. 100% recommended.

創建者 Javier L


Martin Hilber is one of the pioneer researchers on this nobel field. I am really glad that I had the chance to take part of this course.

創建者 Mir D S


It really helped me in finding that how many things can I do with social data and what new problems can be solved with social networks

創建者 Vijayeta M


Got a rudimentary level understanding of the power of computational tools like ML, SNA and ABM can help in analysis of human dynamics

創建者 Росохатий М С


Amazing course, I really got involved in the ideas presented by all the teachers, I definetelly will continue this specialization.

創建者 Minh D


I love this course the most. It provided me with amazing, updated knowledge in social science. Thank you Professors in the course.

創建者 Ryan H S


This course is a very fun and engaging overview of CSS. Looking forward to doing deeper dives into all the topics introduced!

創建者 Liz B G


Excellent course. The instructor is very entertaining made the course enjoyable and the assignments were interesting.

創建者 Arthit S


A concise course that will introduce you to main computational methods for social science research. Very recommended.

創建者 Mousbah B


Great course. Very well designed and a nice balance in delivering information and assessing knowledge acquired.

創建者 Dominic L


Good overview of computational social science concepts and serves to ignite interest in this exciting field.

創建者 Courtney Z


Really interesting and helpful info. Lots of real world examples makes the info easier to digest.

創建者 Ahnaf T A


Amazing gateway to doing real science in social science. Thank you, Professor Hilbert!

創建者 Ximena L


The course was well-paced and engaging. The exercises were relevant and interesting.

創建者 Nemanja A


Great lectures and quite nice foundation for starting this field, recommendation.

創建者 Deepak P


Although I felt the course could have had more meat, the content was pretty good.

創建者 Janani


Great course with very relevant topics and excellent professors! Thank you!

創建者 Adebayo O O


Gilbert somehow made this course interesting. I was spellbound to the end.

創建者 Baidurya C


Really helpful, lucid in presentation, and lovely hands-on exercises.

創建者 Samantha ( A


Great overview that set up the foundation of the course nicely.

創建者 Sukanto M


A much needed course in the current scenario.

創建者 Akhil S


Good Overview, 10,000 ft bird's eye view ;)

創建者 Angad P T


Great learning experience! Thank you