8.3. Book launch: Matti Nelimarkka – Computational Thinking and Social Science

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 (room 342b) on 8.3.2023 at 16.00.

The book launch will be held at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 (room 342b) on 8.3.2023 at 16.00. The event includes an introduction to the book and discussion on its topics – you're warmly welcome!

Matti Nelimarkka: Computational Thinking and Social Science


Computational thinking and Social science is an introductory book for social scientists interested in computational methods. The book aids you in three core aspects of computational methods: (1) it introduces programming as a method to work with and examines how programming relates to social science problem solving, (2) explore various research methods computational methods, both as technical and research tools, and (3) examines fundamental research skills, such as ethics and validity, in the era of computational social science. To focus is to help the reader to understand and design computational social science research, alongside delving into hands-on coding and technical instruction necessarily for the implementation.

Computational thinking and Social science is now available at the University of Helsinki library

Matti Nelimarkka leads the Helsinki Social Computing Group, an interdisciplinary group examining both computers and society. They explore digital democracy and politics in the digital era as well as computational techniques in social sciences, especially workflows and connections between social science theories and code. He is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University and Futurice, a Finnish software consultancy.

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