No prior experience required.
What you will learn
Discover how social networks and human dynamics create social systems and recognizable patterns
Define and discuss big data opportunities and limitations
Web scrape online data, create a social network visualization with it, and use machine learning to analyze its content
Use computer simulations to program your own artificial societies to explore business strategies and policy options
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
While no formal requisites are necessary to join this course, at the end you will web-scrape 'Big Data' from the web, execute a social network analysis ('SNA'), find hidden patterns with machine learning ('ML') and natural language processing ('NLP'), and create agent-based computer models ('ABM') to explore what might happen if we would change certain things in society.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
Computational Social Science Methods
Social Network Analysis
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