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Introduction to Computational Tools and Techniques

Level
Semester
Units
4
Number
239T
CCN
26173
Times
M 10-12 and W 4-6
Location
209 Dwinelle (on Mon) and 118 Barrows ( on Wed)
Course Description

This course will provide graduate students the technical skills necessary to conduct research in computational social science and digital humanities, introducing them to the basic computer literacy, programming skills, and application knowledge that students need to be successful in further methods work.

The course is currently divided into four main sections. In the first section, students learn how their computers work and communicate with other computers using git and bash. In the second, we turn our attention to the structure, analysis, and visualization of data, with an emphasis in R. In the third, students learn applications to collect new data (e.g., using APIs and webscraping). In the fourth, students learn additional means of analyzing and visualizing data, including tools like text analysis and machine learning.

For the more detailed information, visit the course site.

 

Instructor: Jae Yeon Kim