Über den Autor
Dr. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla is Professor of Computational Social Science, founding and former Chair of the Department of Computational Social Science and founding and current Director of the Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University, VA, USA.
Computation and Social Science
Automated Information Extraction
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
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.
Introduces the key concepts in computational social science, providing formal definitions and a glossary
Describes the scope of each sub-field, covering topics on information extraction, social networks, complexity theory and social simulations
Discusses such methodological tools as extracting entities from text, computing social network indices and building an agent-based model