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Machines and Society

A growing guide on the latest in data-driven research and emerging technologies at the intersection of society, information and technology.


Welcome to the world of computational social research! This field represents a unique fusion of big data, computation and scientific rigor in social science. Our guide provides an array of methodological and technical instruments as well as a collection of seminal studies from prominent areas within this dynamic field. Hopefully this guide will inspire you to explore new ways of studying society and human behavior, conduct research utilizing state-of-the-art methods, and thrive as a computational social researcher.

Note: This guide is complementary to the Library's Hopelessly Computational series. It is currently under construction.