University of California, Davis
Computational Social Science Methods
University of California, Davis

Computational Social Science Methods

This course is part of Computational Social Science Specialization

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Martin Hilbert

Instructor: Martin Hilbert

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  • Examine the history and current challenges faced by Social Science through the digital revolution.

  • Configure a machine to create a database that can be used for analysis.

  • Discuss what is artificial intelligence (AI) and train a machine.

  • Discover how social networks and human dynamics create social systems and recognizable patterns.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will be able to examine the history and current challenges faced by social science through the digital revolution. You will be able to discuss the mystery at the core of society: social emergence. You will be able to recall the fundamental building blocks of the scientific method and how they apply to the new computational tools we now have available. You will be able to defend what people mean when they say that ‘social studies’ are currently maturing to become a ‘real science’.

What's included

14 videos3 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will be presented with an example of how computational social science is applied in the real world through a case study. You will be able to discuss examples of digital footprint and describe how computational social science is applied. You will practice an activity and be able to configure a machine to create a database that can later be used for analysis.

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7 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

In this module, you will be able to discover how artificial intelligence can convert news stories into a real-time observatory of global unrest and potential terror attacks, and how brain scans can be used to reveal aspects of your moral values. You will be able to practice interacting with artificial intelligence that can interpret your art skills.

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will be able to discover how social networks and human dynamics create systems that are larger than you and me: social systems. You will be able to discuss how social networks and human dynamics follow recognizable patterns. You will be able to identify how social network analysis and computer simulations are currently quite successful in untangling some of the mysteries of social emergence.

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10 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Martin Hilbert
University of California, Davis
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