Introduction to Machine Learning for Social Scientists

Course Description

Can elections be predicted? How do we identify fake news? Can social media predict protests? To answer questions like these, social scientists increasingly use large quantities of raw data combined with statistical and algorithmic tools. This course introduces techniques to collect, analyze, and utilize large collections of data for social science inferences. The ultimate goal of the course is to introduce students to modern machine learning techniques and provide the skills necessary to apply these methods widely. 

Course Details

  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
  • Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Data Science Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.
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