Computational Methods for Social Sciences – Fall 2013

Lead Instructors: David Banks, Department of Statistical Science, Duke; Thomas Carsey, Department of Political Science and Odum Institute, UNC; Peter Mucha, Departments of Mathematics and Applied Physical Sciences, UNC; Jerry Reiter, Department of Statistical Science, Duke

Time and Place: Wednesdays from 4:30pm-7:00pm beginning August 28, 2013; Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, 19 T.W. Alexander Drive, RTP, N.C.

First Class is Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
No class October 16, 2013.

Course description

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) is hosting a year-long research program on Computational Methods for Social Sciences. As part of this program, there will be an advanced graduate course on the topics of the program. The syllabus will cover the three main research themes in the program: (a) Social Networks; (b) Statistical Methods for Censuses and Surveys; (c) Agent-based models. The course will meet once a week at SAMSI and will consist primarily of lectures by senior researchers. The course will be suitable for advanced graduate students in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics or quantitative social sciences (e.g. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology). There are no specific prerequisites. Assessment will be by class presentations or a written project, the exact format to be determined partly based on the number of students participating.

Questions: email cmss@samsi.info.

Registration for this course will be processed through your respective university:

  • Duke: 790.03
  • NCSU: MA 810.002
  • UNC: STOR 891.1 listed w/MATH 892.1