Open Computational Social Science

Handbook of Computational Social Science

The rise of computational social science is a recent major development in the social sciences. The possibility of using computational techniques to analyze large datasets has provided researchers from many different fields with new tools to solve puzzles once thought impossible to study. Furthermore, computational social science often uses social media or other digital data, paving the way for new theoretical insights into societal phenomena (Lazer et al., 2009; Edelmann, Wolf, Montagne, & Bail, 2020). The prospects of how computational social science will change and improve social scientific answers to important theoretical and practical problems are exciting.