An Introduction to Computational Social Science using 'Big Data'
|Dates:||11 December 2015|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Every day we interact with countless technological systems, which support our communication, our transport, our shopping activities, and much more. Through these interactions, we are generating increasing volumes of “big data” and there is scope for measuring human behaviour, captured in a natural setting at an unprecedented speed and scale.
Such data constitute a new opportunity for social science research. To make maximum use of these datasets, researchers must possess a combination of programming skills and statistical analysis skills, alongside subject specific knowledge.
Participants should be interested in learning basic computer programming and statistical analysis skills, and applying these to datasets.
Price: £140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)
Travel and Contact Information
Basement computer lab
Humanities Bridgeford Street