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Computational social sciences: COMPLEX SYSTEMS

This course examines how complex systems theory and complex adaptive systems can be applied to social research.

This course examines concepts like

* emergence and self-organization
* loops and feedback
* modeling and predicting
* simulations

can be applied to social research.

The course has several guest lectures and applies inquiry-based learning methodologies.

Ilmoittaudu
14.12.2017 klo 09:00 - 19.1.2018 klo 23:59

Aikataulu

Tästä osiosta löydät kurssin opetusaikataulun. Tarkista mahdolliset muut aikataulut kuvauksesta.

PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Pe 19.1.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 26.1.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 2.2.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 9.2.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 16.2.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 23.2.2018
08:15 - 10:45
Pe 2.3.2018
08:15 - 10:45

Lecture topics

19.1.2018

Prof. Petri Ylikoski: "Sociological micro-macro relations and agent based simulation"

Reading tasks

Ylikoski, P. (2014). Agent-based simulation and sociological understanding. Perspectives on Science, 22(3), 318-335.

Centola, Willer & Macy 2005: The Emperor’s Dilemma: A Computational Model of Self-Enforcing Norms, American Journal of Sociology 110: 1009-1040.

26.1.2018

Matti Nelimarkka: Course organization & Introduction to problem-based activities

Reading tasks

Justice, Christopher, et al. “Inquiry in higher education: Reflections and directions on course design and teaching methods.” Innovative Higher Education 31.4 (2007): 201-214.

2.2.2018

Alisa Puustinen: “Social Networks as complex systems”

Readings

* Koliba C, Gerrits L, Rhodes ML, Meek JW. 2014. Complexity Theory, Networks and Systems Analysis. In book: Handbook of Theories of Governance.

* Cilliers P. Boundaries, hierarchies and networks in complex systems. International Journal of Innovation Management. 2001 Jun;5(02):135-47.

9.2.2018

Petro Poutanen: “Self-direction and networks”

16.2.2018

Work on problem-based activities

23.2.2018

Eric Malmi: “Introduction to agent-based modeling”

2.3.2018

Antti Liski: "Complex Systems and consulting"