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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI1002: Programming for the Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

  • McLevey, J. (2021) Doing Computational Social Science: A Practical Introduction Sage Publications Ltd: London
  • Van Atteveldt, W., Trilling, D. & Calderon, C. (2022) Computational Analysis of Communications: A Practical introduction to the Analysis of Texts, Networks, and Images with Code Examples in Python and R Wiley Blackwell: Chichester
  • Mesquita, E. & Fowler, A. (2021) Thinking Clearly with Data: A Guide to Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Princeton University Press Woodstock.
  • Zhang, J., Wang, W., Lin, Yu-Ru, & Tong, H. (2020) ‘Data-Driven Computational Social Science: A Survey’ Big Data Research
  • Edelmann, A., Wolff, T., Montagne, D. & Bail, C. (2020) ‘Computational Social Science and Sociology’ Annual Review of Sociology 46(1): 61-81