CECAN Webinar: COMPLEX-IT: User-friendly computational modelling software for exploring complex policy data
Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:00 - 14:00 BST
You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...
We will use recent COVID-19 data from Public Health England to provide a quick introduction to the value of COMPLEX-IT (and its tutorial supported website) for modelling complex policy data. COMPLEX-IT is a case-based, mixed-methods platform for social inquiry into complex data/systems, designed to increase non-expert access to the tools of computational social science (i.e., cluster analysis, artificial intelligence, data visualization, data forecasting, and scenario simulation). In particular, COMPLEX-IT aids social inquiry though a heavy emphasis on learning about the complex data/system under study, which it does by (a) identifying and forecasting major and minor clusters/trends; (b) visualizing their complex causality; and (c) simulating scenarios for potential interventions. COMPLEX-IT is accessible through the web or can be run locally and is powered by R and the Shiny web framework. For more on the software, click here!
Understand the basic purpose of COMPLEX-IT for modelling complex policy data;
Survey COMPLEX-IT’s tutorial supported website;
Run through a basic example of how COMPLEX-IT works, including its tab interface;
Review the report that COMPLEX-IT generates at the end of an analysis, including its set of databases, figures, statistical results and additional materials.
Brian Castellani's research involves advancing the tools of social complexity theory and computational social science for the study of public health and policy including COVID-19 and air quality. Corey Schimpf’s research focuses on computational modelling and software development and their application to engineering education and social science. Peter Barbrook-Johnson’s work involves the appraisal and evaluation of innovative public-private-partnerships, as well as advancing the usage of computational social system and systems mapping for public policy.
How to Join:
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