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Students learn to write small programs which help them to collect, process and analyze data through computation.
There are three sub-goals for this course
(1) developing skills in computational thinking, here understood as the process where real-world problem is presented as coding problems
(2) introducing students to programming language and developing elementary skills for them to help implement computational thinking to some of the real world problems
(3) discuss and deepen the applications of computational social science in practical research, that is existing literature and different applications they have in social science and developing sociological imagination
See details on course webpage: http://opetus.mante.li/programming/
Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.