Edited by Stephen Coleman and Deen Freelon
Chapter 25: On the cutting edge of Big Data: digital politics research in the social computing literature
AbstractComputational social science methods and big data have become increasingly important for the study of Internet politics, yet much of the most interesting work in this area has been conducted outside the traditional social sciences. This chapter presents an overview of key works in Internet politics from the interdisciplinary subfield of social computing, which is heavily oriented toward the development of cutting-edge software and algorithms. It focuses on what social-scientific researchers can learn from the methodological, theoretical and empirical contributions of this vibrant research tradition.
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