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Introduction to Computational Social Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Computation and Social Science

Automated Information Extraction

Social Networks

Social Complexity I: Origins and Measurement

Social Complexity II: Laws

Social Complexity III: Theories

Simulations I: Methodology

Simulations II: Variable-Oriented Models

Simulations III: Object-Oriented Models

About the Author

Dr. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla is 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.

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"This 300 pages book a very good introduction to CSS, as it covers all relevant aspects that are fundamental to start a CSS research. ... the book could be used for teaching methodological aspects of modeling in the social sciences ... . Claudio-Cioffi's book is a must read for any beginner of CSS. ... It is a great synthesis of the main achievements in this field that could be fruitfully adopted by anyone teaching CSS as an introductory guide." (Frantisek Kalvas, jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk, February, 2015)

"It is a nice introduction for beginners to grasp the fundamentals of CSS. ... This well-organized book provides a timely and comprehensive systematic introduction to CSS. The chapters are relatively independent. ... Although this book is intended as a CSS textbook for graduate students ... anyone who is interested in the fundamentals of CSS would benefit from reading it." (Chenyi Hu, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)

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