Spring 2024

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Computational Social Science Methods

Unique ID: 27719


09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  SRH 3.314

Cross-listing of P A 397C, hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Academic and research oriented introduction to computational methods from a social science research design perspective.


This course is academic and research oriented, it introduces and contextualizes computational methods from a social science research design perspective. The first part of this course (w1–w3) gives you an overview of this course, how to use high-performance cloud computing resources, and how to analyze computational methods from a research design perspective. The second part (w4–w13) will analyze different computational methods according to their roles in social science research. Students will present their final research project in the last week. Bilingual or multilingual language ability is a plus. Programming is an essential part of this course but not the purpose and will not be taught. We will be coding for social good. For additional information about this course and the requirements for enrolling, please visit https://css.jima.me/.


Graduate standing.


Students must obtain consent from the instructor before registering for this class. Further details available at https://css.jima.me/.