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Qué aprenderás

  • Examine the history and current challenges faced by Social Science through the digital revolution.

  • Configure a machine to create a database that can be used for analysis.

  • Discuss what is artificial intelligence (AI) and train a machine.

  • Discover how social networks and human dynamics create social systems and recognizable patterns.

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1

Semana 1

3 horas para completar

Computational Social Science (CSS)

3 horas para completar
14 videos (Total 124 minutos), 3 lecturas, 1 cuestionario
14 videos
Course Introduction5m
Optional: Study Suggestions (not required)17m
Module 1 Introduction3m
The Digital Revolution13m
First Ever UC-wide Online Course1m
A Very Short History of Science5m
A Very Simplistic Hierarchy of Science5m
Social Emergence (Part 1)4m
Social Emergence (Part 2)7m
The Scientific Method Revisited13m
Limitations of Induction and Deduction15m
Glass of Red Wine Theorizing5m
Social Science Challenges7m
3 lecturas
About UCCSS10m
A Note From UC Davis10m
Optional/Complementary10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 1 Quiz45m
Semana
2

Semana 2

5 horas para completar

Example of Computational Social Science: Data Science

5 horas para completar
7 videos (Total 75 minutos), 3 lecturas, 3 cuestionarios
7 videos
Overview of Big Data10m
Fighting Poverty with Data7m
Extracting Features8m
Predicting Poverty10m
Who Cares?9m
Webscraping Lab How-To28m
3 lecturas
Welcome to the Web Scraping Lab10m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
Optional/ Complementary10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Web Scraping Assigned Task5m
Module 2 Quiz45m
Semana
3

Semana 3

2 horas para completar

Examples of CSS: Machine Learning & AI

2 horas para completar
7 videos (Total 39 minutos), 1 lectura, 1 cuestionario
7 videos
Overview of Artificial Intelligence (Part 1)5m
Overview of Artificial Intelligence (Part 2)7m
Machine Learning6m
Overfitting4m
Training, Validation, Testing7m
A Common Difficulty in ML5m
1 lectura
Optional/Complementary10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 3 Quiz30m
Semana
4

Semana 4

2 horas para completar

Examples of CSS: Social Networks and Computer Simulations

2 horas para completar
10 videos (Total 67 minutos)
10 videos
Overview of Social Networks10m
Connected3m
From Obesity to Generosity7m
Get Your Friends Involved!8m
Overview of Computer Simulations11m
Models7m
Why Model?6m
Cultural Boundaries8m
Course Summary1m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 4 Quiz45m

Revisiones

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Acerca de Programa especializado: Computational Social Science

For more information please view the Computational Social Science Trailer Digital technology has not only revolutionized society, but also the way we can study it. Currently, this is taken advantage of by the most valuable companies in Silicon Valley, the most powerful governmental agencies, and the most influential social movements. What they have in common is that they use computational tools to understand, and ultimately influence human behavior and social dynamics. An increasing part of human interaction leaves a massive digital footprint behind. Studying it allows us to gain unprecedented insights into what society is and how it works, including its intricate social networks that had long been obscure. Computational power allows us to detect hidden patterns through analytical tools like machine learning and to natural language processing. Finally, computer simulations enable us to explore hypothetical situations that may not even exist in reality, but that we would like to exist: a better world. This specialization serves as a multidisciplinary, multi-perspective, and multi-method guide on how to better understand society and human behavior with modern research tools. This specialization gives you easy access to some of the exciting new possibilities of how to study society and human behavior. It is the first online specialization collectively taught by Professors from all 10 University of California campuses....
Computational Social Science

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  • These are some of the reflections shared by students who have worked through the content of the Specialization on Computational Social Science:

    • "Highly enjoyable and most importantly, giving me exceptionally important skills to fulfill my job requirements at a new position in Munich. You may be interested to know the impact of your course on salary and in my case, the knowledge and certification gained adds about another Euro 20.000 on the annual salary (taking it to about Euro 120.000 p.a.)."
    • "My overall impression of this was: I can't wait to use this for other stuff!!"
    • "I absolutely think that these tools could be used in my future jobs, or even as a personal reflection. If you scrape and analyze the comments/reactions that your business gets on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, etc., what does their language use say about how they interact with your brand — or what your brand brings out in them?"
    • "Wow, this is cool and fun stuff. Even though I may not pursue anything social-science related in the near future, it is still nice to learn and get to experience all of these tools that computational social science offers and benefits in all kinds of careers and fields of study."
    • "I particularly enjoyed the web-scraping for some reason. It feels very advanced although its very easy. ...It seems to be a very fast and efficient way of grabbing data."
    • "I enjoyed playing around with machine learning! ...It was also amazing to me how quickly it was able to grasp and learn our input in seconds. It makes me wonder how much more technology will advance in these next few years... It's scary but fascinating."
    • "The fact that these tools are so easily usable and attainable is incredible in my mind. Not only do we have access to them like we have access to things like Facebook and Twitter, but they're FREE."
    • "The most interesting aspect was the fact that these tools are all free and online. In the past, only researchers at well-funded universities had access to programs like the ones we used in all of our labs. But now, even someone without much technical knowledge on complex software can use these tools."
    • "I am so surprised that these tools are available to anyone through a simple download, and even more so that they are very user friendly and easy to learn how to navigate. I plan on starting a clothing line company in the future and I think it will be really helpful for me to be able to analyze so much online data."
    • "As an Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning major, I was fascinated to learn that there is a feasible way to simulate policy implementation and impact multiple times within a short span of time."
    • "UCCSS has allowed me to feel more confident in my abilities with a computer and to better understand companies like Facebook or Twitter. ...these tools really are powerful but also dangerous. ...It allows powerful individuals to manipulate ideas."
    • "Throughout the course, the content was challenging, but when it was finally applied to the labs at the end of each module, it was really rewarding to see everything play out. It was even more rewarding when it made sense too! ... I'm really glad I took this course! It was definitely a challenge, but I'm glad I got to experience and learn about so many topics I never knew even existed."
    • "It was fun seeing the results of the code that I made, and I never thought that I would be doing something like this in my life. The results also showed me what the society would look like.... Social network analysis and web scraping could be the tools that I use in my future job as all the internship that I'm looking now all related to social media or digital media."
    • "My career aspiration is to be a digital marketing expert. These computational tools have enormous implications for the field."
    • "I really really loved that this class let me learn hands-on and gave me experience with tools that have real world application and combine STEM & social science. I think that a lot of these tools are useful far beyond homework activities."
    • "Best course I have taken. I wish more online courses structured like this would be offered."
  • This Specialization on Computational Social Science is the result of a collective effort with contributions from Professors from all 10 campuses of the University of California. It is coordinated by Martin Hilbert, from UC Davis, and counts with lectures from:

    1) UC Berkeley: Joshua Blumenstock, Prof. iSchool; Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.

    2) UC Davis: Martin Hilbert, Prof., Dpt. of Communication & Seth Frey, Prof., Dpt. of Communication & Cynthia Gates, Director of the IRB.

    3) UC Irvine: Lisa Pearl, Prof. Cognitive Sciences.

    4) UC Los Angeles: PJ Lamberson, Assistant Prof. Communication Studies.

    5) UC Merced: Paul Smaldino, Prof. Cognitive and Information Sciences.

    6) UC Riverside: Christian Shelton, Prof. Computer Science.

    7) UC San Diego: James Fowler, Prof. Global Public Health and Political Science.

    8) UC San Francisco: Maria Glymour, Associate Prof. School of Medicine, Social Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

    9) UC Santa Barbara: René Weber, Prof. Dpt. of Communication & Media Neuroscience Lab (with Frederic Hopp).

    10) UC Santa Cruz: Marilyn Walker, Prof. Computer Science, Director, Computational Media.

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