Ethics of CSS

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"Computational social science (CSS) is a field that integrates the study of humans and groups at all scales through the formal methodology of computational and mathematical models. Its purpose is to advance scientific understanding of social phenomena using computation, both as a conceptual and theoretical paradigm, based on information processing, and as a methodological tool." - Claudio Cioffi (2021), Handbook of Computational Social Science

As enviced by the above definition, CSS is a field of growing significance both in human society and in terms of its impact on our individual lives. It's outcomes are likely to play an increasing role in shaping our world and its research methods present novel opportunities and challenges. In light of this, it is important that we consider the Ethics of CSS, the moral promise it presents and the moral perils it raises. This is part of the Master study course CSS. Collected here, and divided into pertinent categories, is a selection of literature and media tackling this topic from a host of perspectives for the benefit of both experts and interested laypeople.


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Research Ethics in CSS

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