Computational Social Sciences

Pathways Between Social Science and Computational Social Science

Theories, Methods, and Interpretations

Editors: Rudas, Tamás, Péli, Gábor (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates theoretical, methodological and topical pathways between traditional and computational social science 
  • Uses these pathways to improve the interpretative power of traditional social science
  • Provides novel practical examples as to how traditional social scientists might approach computational social science 
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This volume shows that the emergence of computational social science (CSS) is an endogenous response to problems from within the social sciences and not exogeneous. The three parts of the volume address various pathways along which CSS has been developing from and interacting with existing research frameworks. The first part exemplifies how new theoretical models and approaches on which CSS research is based arise from theories of social science. The second part is about methodological advances facilitated by CSS-related techniques. The third part illustrates the contribution of CSS to traditional social science topics, further attesting to the embedded nature of CSS. The expected readership of the volume includes researchers with a traditional social science background who wish to approach CSS, experts in CSS looking for substantive links to more traditional social science theories, methods and topics, and finally, students working in both fields.

About the authors


Tamás Rudas is Professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. His main field of research is the development of methods of  mathematical statistics and their applications in the social sciences. 
Gábor L. Péli is a senior researcher at the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Excellence and professor of sociology at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. His research interests are in the logical analysis of organizational discourse and behavior along with network approaches to organizations.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Modeling the Complex Network of Social Interactions

    Pages 3-19

    Kertész, János (et al.)

  • Formal Design Methods and the Relation Between Simulation Models and Theory: A Philosophy of Science Point of View

    Pages 21-45

    Troitzsch, Klaus G.

  • The Potential of Automated Text Analytics in Social Knowledge Building

    Pages 49-70

    Németh, Renáta (et al.)

  • Combining Scientific and Non-scientific Surveys to Improve Estimation and Reduce Costs

    Pages 71-93

    Sakshaug, Joseph W. (et al.)

  • Harnessing the Power of Data Science to Grasp Insights About Human Behaviour, Thinking, and Feeling from Social Media Images

    Pages 95-122

    Dudău, Diana Paula

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathways Between Social Science and Computational Social Science
Book Subtitle
Theories, Methods, and Interpretations
Editors
  • Tamás Rudas
  • Gábor Péli
Series Title
Computational Social Sciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54936-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54936-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54935-0
Series ISSN
2509-9574
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 275
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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