Texts in Computer Science

Introduction to Computational Social Science

Principles and Applications

Authors: Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

  • Expanded new edition enhanced with exercises and problems (with solutions)
  • 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
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a comprehensive and reader-friendly introduction to the field of computational social science (CSS). Presenting a unified treatment, the text examines in detail the four key methodological approaches of automated social information extraction, social network analysis, social complexity theory, and social simulation modeling. This updated new edition has been enhanced with numerous review questions and exercises to test what has been learned, deepen understanding through problem-solving, and to practice writing code to implement ideas. Topics and features: contains more than a thousand questions and exercises, together with a list of acronyms and a glossary; examines the similarities and differences between computers and social systems; presents a focus on automated information extraction; discusses the measurement, scientific laws, and generative theories of social complexity in CSS; reviews the methodology of social simulations, covering both variable- and object-oriented models.

About the authors

Dr. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla is University Professor and 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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

    Pages 1-33

  • Computation and Social Science

    Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

    Pages 35-102

  • Automated Information Extraction

    Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

    Pages 103-140

  • Social Networks

    Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

    Pages 141-192

  • Social Complexity I: Origins and Measurement

    Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio

    Pages 193-246

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50131-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50130-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Computational Social Science
Book Subtitle
Principles and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50131-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50131-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50130-7
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 607
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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