Computational Social Science, Complexity and Pizza club

Why is Social Science hard?

(1) the complexity  of the theoretical issues confronting social science

(2) the  difficulty of obtaining the relevant observational data

(3) the difficulty of manipulating large-scale social organizations experimentally


In light of these three interrelated difficulties it is hardly surprising that progress in social science has been slow relative to that in the physical, engineering, and biological sciences, in particular over the past century.



(1) Formal models (2) Social media data (3) Virtual labs (e.g. MT)

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