The "Computational Methods Working Group" is a working group by young scholars of the Department of Communication and Media Research, the Department of Political Science, the fög - Research Center for the Public Sphere and Societyat the University of Zurich and the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich.
The working group has two main goals: First, we want to foster the methodological education of social scientists in the field of computational social science. Second, we aim at bringing together scholars in the field to connect and collaborate.
- 01.02.2023: Workshop on Data Simulation with Monte Carlo Methods find out more
Past Events in 2022
We organized two workshops in 2022:
- December 7 – Method workshop: Coordination Networks on Twitter
- December 14 & 15 – Method workshop: Language Models in Practice
Past Events in 2021
As part of the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science:
- July, 13 – Networking Event: People, Research Interests & Methods in CSS
- July, 20 – Panel Discussion: A Career in CSS – Dream or Disillusion?
- Throughout the conference: Watch Parties
Additionally, we hosted a panel discussion about teaching Computational Social Science:
- September, 7 – Panel Discussion: Teaching CSS - Where Do We Go from Here?
We also organized two methods workshops in 2021:
- November, 5 – Method workshop: Automated Image Analysis
- November 29 – Method workshop: Natural Language Processing