February 27, 2013

Big Data Makes Social Science More Scientific

The Economist, The Economist


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“FOUNDATION”, a novel by Isaac Asimov from the golden age of science fiction, imagines a science called psychohistory which enables its practitioners to predict precisely the behaviour of large groups of people. The inventor of psychohistory, Hari Seldon, uses his discovery to save humanity from an historical dark age.

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TAGGED: Social Networks, Social Science