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My Awesomest Network, I am starting my Ph.D. studies and I have some questions and doubts concerning it. Could I write them down here, please? First of them is how can I join disciplines as sociology, management, economics, mathematics, informatics and other similar items to make a complex holistic interdisciplinary analysis and coherent study of pointed fields. I think personally that linking or joining et cetera aspects of artificial intelligence and computational social sciences would be interesting area of considerations. What are Your opinions?
Thank You very much for all in advance
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Hello Mourad
Not clear to me that AI is a useful link in this problem context. Can you maybe elaborate a little?
And also not clear to me why ecosystems and climate change are particularly relevant to Dariusz orginal question. I seem to be missing something!
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My Awesomest Network, I am starting my Ph.D. studies and I have some questions and doubts concerning it. Could I write them down here, please? First of them is how can I join disciplines as sociology, management, economics, mathematics, informatics and other similar items to make a complex holistic interdisciplinary analysis and coherent study of pointed fields. I think personally that linking or joining et cetera aspects of artificial intelligence and computational social sciences would be interesting area of considerations. What are Your opinions?
Thank You very much for all in advance
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There is even such a discipline called "COmputational Social Sciences"...
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If you know of any research groups, discussion groups, or conference resources in agent based modeling for social sciences / computational social sciences, please advise
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The current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0 is motivated by the development of the following factors:
- Big Data database technologies,
- cloud computing,
- machine learning,
- Internet of Things,
- artificial intelligence.
On the basis of the development of the new technological solutions mentioned in recent years, the processes of innovatively organized analyzes of large collections of information collected in Big Data database systems dynamically develop.
What other technological improvements, innovative organizational, technical and IT solutions will be developed in the future based on the development of the above-mentioned factors?
What kinds of innovations will be able to be created in the coming years, in the future based on the integration of the above-mentioned main determinants of the development of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0?
What kind of new categories of added value may be created in the future if the above-mentioned technological solutions are more involved in the creation of biotechnological, ecological, product and other innovations.
Will new technologies be created in this way, with the help of which it will be possible to generate solutions to the problems of excessive exploitation of Earth resources in the process of civilization development?
Perhaps new innovative technologies for renewable energy sources and the creation of biodegradable substitutes for many non-degradable materials, e.g. plastics, besides the development of biotechnology and energy innovations, etc. will allow major global problems to be solved.
The development of human civilization in the next few decades should give answers to the above questions.
In view of the above, I am asking you with the following question: Has the technological revolution known as Industry 4.0 already achieved its aopgeum of development or is it just the beginning of this revolution?
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In my opinion, the current fourth technological revolution is just beginning. Evidence to support this thesis is the ongoing progress in the creation of new advanced technologies Industry 4.0 and their applications in industry, in improving the offering and implementation of services, in improving the organization and functioning of economic entities and financial and public institutions, in improving the management processes of these entities, etc.
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What is your opinion about the impact of new information technologies on people's social behavior?
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yes sure it has impact on changing social behavior
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I am currently writing a proposal for my computational social science thesis, I need help to focus on the sentiment analysis of how each sentiment change over time in a social science field. The current research question I have in mind is: how do the sentiments of English tweets regarding COVID-19 as a threat evolve over the year 2020? However, it does not seem to link with social scientific topics but rather a computer science project. I got my research idea based on this paper Any advice is much appreciated!
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The idea is good. Check if there is some already data set available for this problem. And then work on that data. Visualise the data and check if u get any idea from that. It is basically an NLP problem.
Check if this link might help you.
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Is there any experience in the use of big data analytics in this area?
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You should be careful. There is a methodological issue (and I know I am in a minority on this) that calibration of an ABM by "fitting" has the potential to undermine the value of the approach. This is because most ABM have lots of parameters and if they were statistical models, we would already know that too many parameters and not enough data = rubbish. The trouble is, unlike for statistics, we don't have a "formal" way of deciding how many parameters we are "allowed" not to know the values of (but fit) relative to the "amount" of data. I suspect that for ABM we will have to rely on some sort of operational procedure (analogous to sensitivity analysis) to understand this issue. But I do not want to overstate the case. Some fitting could sometimes be legitimate depending on the data and the model - but at the moment we are not really sure when or why IMO, we just do it. (But also, ask yourself, is it a bad design principle to specify a model where you cannot see how to collect the data "for real" and only fit? Sometimes the problem is only practical I agree but sometimes it is definitely bad design.) I have tried to develop these arguments more rigorously here: http://methods.sagepub.com/foundations/agent-based-models. I have also shown that calibration/validation without fitting does not have to be an impossible goal: (though I know this article has many weaknesses.)
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I am considering if is it appropriate to use two different randomly chosen samples coming from one huge database to proceed two logistic regressions separately on the same subject?. The main cause is a low power of my computer and no possibility to use own written multimatching function that binarizes whole data into 0 and 1 (follow / not follow).
The database consists of 1 500 000 obs. and 54 variables (data.frame). The DV reflects the act of following one of two presidential candidates (1 and 0) and IVs reflect the act of following particular media outlets appearing on Twitter (also 1 and 0). The aim is to present association between media and political agenda and predictive power of particular media.
Unfortunately, I am forced to sample the data because of the computing time. Hence, I am going to randomize two samples (2 x 100k records), proceed the regression, and then, confirm the first one using the second one. Is it consistent with methodological / statistical art ? Thank you in advance.
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Yes, you can report experiment 1 and then experiment 2. You can write general methods for both experiments och method 1 and two. The same thing goes for the discussion.
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What are the determinants which we can based upon to choose appropriate statistical test in the SPSS software?
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Hello Atef,
Choice of a statistical test depends on:
1. The specific hypothesis you wish to evaluate;
2. The nature of the variables/scores involved; and
3. How the data were collected.
That's pretty terse, but this seemingly simple list covers a lot of different judgments as to how best to analyze the data.
There are various decision trees available that can help you walk through a lot of the usual (e.g., basic, intermediate) statistical test options, but none will be a complete compendium of all tests available (here's an example: https://www.microsiris.com/Statistical%20Decision%20Tree/). As well, talking through your data aims and research project with a local expert may help you to identify an alternative approach that you might not have considered, but might perform better to achieve your research goal/s.
Good luck with your work.
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Where do you think a researcher should start studying the basics of methodology? Is it worth reading Durkheim and J.S. Mill for grasping the basics or should one skip that go with scholars like S.V. Evera, A.L. George, J.S. Levy etc. What should be the prime goals in a methodology inquiry? How one can achieve the practicality of methodological knowledge? How heavy one should lay importance to apps such as SPSS and R.
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Hello, Furkan. I'm currently finishing my master's in Political Science, and about to start my PhD. That said, I find of the utmost importance that we, Political Science students, start our methodological journey by understanding the role of Political Science as a discipline — otherwise, how are we supposed to make the right research questions?
For that, I recommend the following:
  • Lowi, T. J. (1992). The State in Political Science: How We Became What We Study. American Political Science Review, 86(1), 1–7.
  • Putnam, R.D. (2003). APSA Presidential Address: The Public Role of Political Science. Perspectives on Politics, 1(2), pp.249–255.
  • Noel, H. (2010). Ten Things Political Scientists Know that You Don’t. The Forum, 8(3)
After this, and considering you already have some very basic knowledge of research methodology, you should tackle:
  • Gary King, Robert Keohane and Sidney Verba. (1994). Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton University Press; chapters 1, 2 and 3.
  • MAHONEY, James; GOERTZ, Gary. A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research. Political Analysis, 2006.
With those readings, I believe you are ready to trace your own path.
And yes, you should definitely start learning R. You can safely ignore SPSS and Stata.
Good luck!
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I do think team working on a subject leading to reliable results more faster than doing research by a single worker. What do you think?
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Dear Dr. Javan Gh. Doloei , Dear all,
I completely agree with you Dear Dr. Javan Gh. Doloei . A harmonious team is an ultimate pleasure.
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of The role of education in the economy?
Education is one of the most important determinants of ensuring the country's economic development. It is also one of the forms of public goods, one of the social security categories for which the state is responsible for ensuring and financing at a given basic level. In addition, education in a modern, knowledge-based society, ie in contemporary developed economies, is becoming more and more important. In such economies, education shapes one of the most important factors of production, ie knowledge, information, technology, innovations and entrepreneurship.
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The above question inspired me to the following considerations:
Is the progressive increase in the digitization of the education process a feature of the current technological revolution of Industry 4.0?
Is the progressive increase in the digitization of education process instruments a feature of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0?Measuring the impact of digital technology, including new online media on the process of learning and the effects of the education process can be based on a comparison of assessments at a specific time, a specific educational process supported by the use of new online media, social media portals and other technologies typical of the digital age. These technologies currently include mainly new technological solutions, streamlining improvements, innovations etc. regarding, among others, advanced data processing, including data obtained from the Internet, data processing in the cloud, Big Data database systems, using artificial intelligence, etc. These new technologies of advanced information processing co-create the current fourth technological revolution called Industry 4.0.In view of the above, the current question is: Is the progressive increase in the digitization of education process instruments a feature of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0?
Please, answer, comments.
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In which sectors of the economy, in which types of companies and corporations will develop the most dynamic technologies for analyzing large collections of information in Big Data database systems
The Big Data database technology is finding more and more applications in business.
Multi-criteria processing of huge data sets collected in Big Data database systems allows preparing reports in a relatively short time according to given criteria.
The report development time depends mainly on the computing power of Big Data servers.
In processes of complex economic and financial analyzes, risk management, etc. for the purpose of determining the economic and financial situation of business entities, they are increasingly carried out in computerized analytical platforms of the Business Intelligence type.
Perhaps in the future, artificial intelligence will also be involved in this field of analytics.
In some countries, IT companies have been operating for several years, developing the Big Data database technology for commercial and business purposes.
It is only a matter of time to combine these various analytical and database technologies in cloud computing.
In view of the above, the current question is: In which sectors of the economy, in which types of companies and corporations will be the most dynamically developed technologies for analyzing large collections of information in Big Data database systems
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Biomedical engineering.
Hope this helps,
Matt
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Unethical business practices operate in different countries to varying degrees and participate in economic processes.
For many entities, market participants, business partners and consumers, they generate additional costs.
They can also be a source of gray economy growth, including avoiding paying taxes.
Thus, there are social costs for individual entities and financial for the entire economy.
On the capital markets, one of unethical business practices is, for example, insider trading, ie the use of confidential information by decision-makers with access to confidential information used to conduct transactions to purchase or sell financial instruments, including securities or other securities or other capital markets.
In individual countries, there are various instruments to combat the use of unethical business practices, the shadow economy, etc.
The effectiveness of individual normative solutions, the scale of restrictions applied, and the business mentality of market participants, entrepreneurs and businessmen are different.
Another mentality is related to the level of awareness regarding corporate social responsibility.
In individual countries, social campaigns are carried out suggesting the legitimacy of developing concepts based on corporate social responsibility.
In view of the above, please answer the following question: Is unethical business practices a negative external effect of non-ideal market structures or imperfection of the social market economy?
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Sometimes unethical business practices foster or catalyses the development of ideal market structures. Knowing about the unethical practices, structures are developed to withstand them leading to perfecting the structures
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Social effects of young people using social media on smartphones are currently an important topic of research. It is not easy to research a topic that has been developing for several years and is still developing. Social media has dominated the online communication of young people. The social behavior of young people has changed. Added to this are health issues. It has already been shown that due to the use of smarfons, the degree of deterioration of young people has significantly increased.
However, worsening eyesight, emerging vision defects in many young people using smarfons are not potentially the only negative aspects. The research conducted on this issue shows that there are various social effects of using young people from social media portals in smartphones. Unfortunately, there are also more and more research on negative aspects of social use by young people from social media portals in smartphones.
Research on the social effects of young people using smartphones to communicate via social media portals should be conducted. First of all, we do not know the potential effects of changes in the social behavior of citizens, which may have a psychological basis. These studies should also answer the question: whether dynamic technological progress in the field of communication techniques can significantly modify the social behavior of citizens and what the significance of changes in psychosocial behavior regarding entire societies may have.
Young people using social media portals in smartphones point to many positive aspects, but these are basically only facilitations in terms of communication and obtaining information. However, negative social aspects are not perceived by young people using social media portals in smarfons. Research is already being carried out in some research centers in the field of sociology, but we will have to wait for full confirmation of the research.
In addition, these studies will be continued in the following years because the technology of online social media portals and also in the field of communication techniques and devices, including smarfonów is still developing and now it is difficult to determine in which direction this progress is going, what new categories of risks will appear in relation to with this progress.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, I am asking you the following question: What is the legitimacy of conducting social research on the effects of smartphone use by young people to communicate via social media portals?
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I also like to add that the original conception of smart phones by Nokia is based on Master and Slave arguments from the point of view of technology [communication nodes and receivers] but in reality has a negative social connotation, because the reality is that people became real slaves to the masters of smartphone companies!!
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If a Journal was not indexed at the time of publication. After few years if that specific journal gets indexed with Scopus or SCI/SCIE. What will be the status of previously published papers?
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Previously published papers are not considered. Only those papers are considered, which are submitted after the journal is indexed.
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Corporates can be seen as institutions in which actors, positions, actions, outcomes, information or control are linked by rules defined by the corporate. Any thoughts on model framework to CSR would be appreciated and whether there is any model to apply IAD framework to CSR.
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have a passion in teaching my self SPSS,
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I really like the youtube channel "how2stats" on youtube, see link below. It offers basic steps up to quite advanced techniques and many practical tricks to do your stuff efficiently. You can follow how the analysis steps are executed under SPSS.
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i am working on a method for synthesis of functions to using of Majority and NOT gates. i see papers that are in field reversible circuits and QCA. in this papers for evaluation of functions synthesized to Majority and NOT gates , the numbers of constant inputs is computed then is used from LANDAUER formula. but in qca is allowed to use from fanout. so, to use of fanout, the numbers of constant inputs are two, 0 and 1. why must all constant inputs is computed?
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I got 3 raters in a content analysis study and the nominal variable was coded either as yes or no to measure inter-reliability. I got more than 98% yes (or agreement), but krippendorff's alpha gives me a 0.21 (or very low reliability) when using jeroens inter-reliability calculator (https://mlnl.net/jg/software/ira/).  Why is reliability so low when percentage of agreement among raters is high?
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If you have 98% of all responses fall into a single nominal category (in this case 'yes') then basically any kind of reliability measurement is pretty meaningless.
So I suppose that the reliability statistic is technically correct.
Explanation: Krippendorff's alpha compares 'observed' disagreement with the 'expected' disagreement. The 'observed' disagreement is low in your data, so intuitively we can expect a high reliability. But, since the expected disagreement is strongly influenced by the ratio of values (2-to-98 in your case), the expected disagreement is very, very low in your case, about 4-times lower than the observed one. Combining the two, you will have a low reliability statistics, but as I mentioned, this isn't very indicative in your case.
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What is the state of the art in integrating computational social science models? I am particularly interested in models of phenomena at varying scale (e.g., individual psychological models integrating with social level behavioral or cultural models). 
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I highly recommend works and papers by Epstein and Axtell- computational modeling of social phenomenon, macro structures derived as a generative product  of micro motives/states. Features of recursion and contagion emphasized in their models.
Doran's work on social simulation will provide interesting material for the algorithmic treatment of agents' cognitive psychology.
At a spatial level and within an urban ecology, works by Batty. In particular, visualization features of his simulations.
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I am looking for guidance to do a robust analysis of between-group differences in themes resulting from qualitative coding. I'm prepared to say things like 'the same number of themes', 'the exact same themes', etc... but feel like this fails to get the maximum information out of the data. Any thoughts or advice?
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The advice I give my students is to organize the Results section from this kind of comparative work by describing the themes that the groups had in common, and then move on to the ways in which they differed. To the extent that there is meaningful diversity in the important themes, the goal is to account for the sources of those differences.
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I want to generate new variables by using two variables in Spss of stata. Can anybody help me to do so?
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If the variables are different data types (there are four, nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio) you need to target a data type to convert one or both of them to. Then you can merge
Another way to approach this is to observe if neither of the two variables is ordinal data you could convert both to ordinal and use in a rank test
There are many considerations - it depends on what you wish to test for or analyze?
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I am interested to share some insights on the use and benefits of "interval sets" in social science disciplines. I would really appreciate any comments in this regard.
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Dr. Mohamed Benmerikhi,
Sir, Kindly zero size the meaning of "interval sets" in Social sciences disciplines. Honestly say that, Suddenly i cannot understand your points please. 
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For automatically building a corpus of literary text with metadata.
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This should help you get the texts and metadata (but no annotations though).
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Sahifa, I think that Stata (www.stata.com) is becoming one of the leading packages; it is certainly the major rival to SAS and SPSS, and it is superior in at least some ways. It has a very interesting combination of a commercially developed core with the option of adding user-developed routines. If I were picking a new package now and were willing to pay the price, I'd definitely pick Stata over SAS or SPSS. I use SYSTAT (www.systat.com), which is an excellent value compared to most packages, but does not have the range of features you find in Stata or SAS. A problem with SPSS and some other packages is that they want to sell it to you piece by piece, so if you want a certain feature you may have to add it on as an expensive module. Most packages have limited trial versions available on their websites you can try. SYSTAT also has a free version for students called MYSTAT based on an older release with only minor limitations (limited to 100 variables, and lacking some of the more advanced statistics). In addition to R, there are other free packages out there, such as PSPP (http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/), which is roughly speaking a free version of SPSS, and MicrOsiris (www.microsiris.com/). Bob
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Recently I've been following some data analysis sites and noticed this topic. As a psychologist I'm interested in the advances in my discipline related to reproducible research.
Can anyone suggest any readings or online materials?
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You might be interested in the Open Science Framework: https://openscienceframework.org/
They aim at a large-scale replication of works published in three prominent psychology journals - Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Journal of Experimental Psychology:
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There are several gambling tools in a casino. One can simply divides these tools into electronics and real objects. The former contains slots or any other computer controlled machines. The later contains the objects that the gambler can touch such as dices, roulette, and poker. Is there any research or study comparing the results from the two kinds of gambling tools? For example, one take 100 USD into casino and how much he can win (or how long he can play) if he plays purely the electronics or the real objects?
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