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Computational tools in social sciences: a beginner's guide - 23 March 2023

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This ECS research seminar will offer an introduction to the emerging field of computational social sciences.

Elena Minina will briefly unpack the notion of computational social sciences and explain its rising popularity, before focusing on the opportunities, challenges and trends in applying computational tools, such as web scraping and Twitter data harvesting, to social science.

Some of the questions discussed will include:

  • What are some of the successful examples of applying computational approaches to qualitative research designs?
  • Does applying computational tools require us to learn coding and programming?
  • What is the difference between big qualitative and big quantitative data?
  • I am interested in learning more, where do I start?

The seminar is designed for anyone curious about the subject, and all staff and students in ECS are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, please email Miwako Elliason ( The link to join will be circulated nearer the time.

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Elena Minina

Elena Minina

Lecturer in International and Comparative Education

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