Computational Methods for Studying Group Communication

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This chapter conceptualizes computational methods across three related, yet distinct approaches: (1) Social Simulation, (2) Data Science, and (3) Big Data. Group communication research is then situated and reviewed along these three lines of research. Although some areas have considerable visibility (e.g., network analysis, text mining), some areas are less visible in group communication research (e.g., Social Simulation, Big Data designs). The chapter concludes with suggestions for issues regarding reliability, validity, and ethics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emerald Handbook of Group and Team Communication Research
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781800435001
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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  • Big data
  • Computational social science
  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Scientific computing
  • Simulations
  • Trace data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)


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