Introducing computational social science for Asia-Pacific communication research

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-216
Journal / PublicationAsian Journal of Communication
Issue number3
Online published16 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Computational social science has caused a shift of research paradigm in social science in general and communication in particular. The special issue brings together a community of active researchers to introduce computational social science for Asia-Pacific communication research. The special issue outlines major computational methods closely related to communication research and demonstrates how computational methods can be applied to address theoretical and practical questions in Asia-Pacific societies. The advantages and limitations of computational methods have been conceptually discussed and/or empirically illustrated. Finally, the special issue provides a guideline of conducting computational research for communication researchers in Asia-Pacific societies and beyond.

Research Area(s)

  • big data, communication research, Computational social science, research paradigm, social media