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The Resource Introduction to computational social science : principles and applications, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

Introduction to computational social science : principles and applications, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

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Introduction to computational social science : principles and applications
Title
Introduction to computational social science
Title remainder
principles and applications
Statement of responsibility
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The emerging field of computational social science (CSS) is devoted to the pursuit of interdisciplinary social science research from an information processing perspective, through the medium of advanced computing and information technologies. This reader-friendly textbook/reference is the first work of its kind to provide a comprehensive and unified Introduction to Computational Social Science. Four distinct methodological approaches are examined in particular detail, namely automated social information extraction, social network analysis, social complexity theory, and social simulation modeling. The coverage of each of these approaches is supported by a discussion of the historical context and motivations, as well as by a list of recommended texts for further reading. Topics and features: Describes the scope and content of each area of CSS, covering topics on information extraction, social networks, complexity theory, and social simulations ; 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, including extracting entities from text, computing social network indices, and building an agent-based model ; 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.This unique, clearly-written textbook is essential reading for graduate and advanced undergraduate students planning on embarking on a course on computational social science, or wishing to refresh their knowledge of the fundamental aspects of this exciting field
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BTCTA
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1951-
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Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio A.
Dewey number
300.285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H61.3
LC item number
.C56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texts in Computer Science,
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  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
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Introduction to computational social science : principles and applications, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Computation and Social Science -- Automated Information Extraction -- Social Networks -- Social Complexity I: Origins and Measurement -- Social Complexity II: Laws -- Social Complexity III: Theories -- Simulations I: Methodology -- Simulations II: Variable-Oriented Models -- Simulations III: Object-Oriented Models
Control code
862094457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781447156604
Lccn
2013957559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)862094457
Label
Introduction to computational social science : principles and applications, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Computation and Social Science -- Automated Information Extraction -- Social Networks -- Social Complexity I: Origins and Measurement -- Social Complexity II: Laws -- Social Complexity III: Theories -- Simulations I: Methodology -- Simulations II: Variable-Oriented Models -- Simulations III: Object-Oriented Models
Control code
862094457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781447156604
Lccn
2013957559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)862094457

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