Big Data and Social Science:Data Science Methods and Tools for Research and Practice

Big Data and Social Science:Data Science Methods and Tools for Research and Practice (Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences) Hardcover – 18 Nov. 2020
by: Ian Foster,Rayid Ghani,Ron S. Jarmin,Frauke Kreuter,Julia Lane (Editor)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2nd edition (18 Nov. 2020)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:411 pages
ISBN-10 书号:0367341875
ISBN-13 书号:9780367341879

Book Description
Big Data and Social Science:Data Science Methods and Tools for Research and Practice,Second Edition shows how to apply data science to real-world problems,covering all stages of a data-intensive social science or policy project. Prominent leaders in the social sciences,statistics,and computer science as well as the field of data science provide a unique perspective on how to apply modern social science research principles and current analytical and computational tools. The text teaches you how to identify and collect appropriate data,apply data science methods and tools to the data,and recognize and respond to data errors,biases,and limitations.

Features:

Takes an accessible,hands-on approach to handling new types of data in the social sciences
Presents the key data science tools in a non-intimidating way to both social and data scientists while keeping the focus on research questions and purposes
Illustrates social science and data science principles through real-world problems
Links computer science concepts to practical social science research
Promotes good scientific practice
Provides freely available workbooks with data,code,and practical programming exercises,through Binder and GitHub
New to the Second Edition 版次:

Increased use of examples from different areas of social sciences
New chapter on dealing with Bias and Fairness in Machine Learning models
Expanded chapters focusing on Machine Learning and Text Analysis
Revamped hands-on Jupyter notebooks to reinforce concepts covered in each chapter
This classroom-tested book fills a major gap in graduate- and professional-level data science and social science education. It can be used to train a new generation of social data scientists to tackle real-world problems and improve the skills and competencies of applied social scientists and public policy practitioners. It empowers you to use the massive and rapidly growing amounts of available data to interpret economic and social activities in a scientific and rigorous manner


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