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Quantitative methodologies: novel applications in the humanities and social sciences

Editors: Dr Juyong Park (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea); Dr Maximilian Schich (Associate Professor in Arts & Technology, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, USA); Dr Sebastian Ahnert (Fellow and Director of Studies - King's College, Cavendish and Sainsbury Laboratories, University of Cambridge, UK)

Advisory Panel: Dr Karsten Donnay (Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany); Dr Lei Wang (Hallsworth Research Fellow, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester, UK); Dr Michael Ochsner (Senior Researcher, FORS, University of Lausanne, and Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Professor Matjaž Perc (Director of the Complex Systems Center, and Professor of Physics, University of Maribor, Slovenia); Professor Klaus G Troitzsch (Professor Emeritus of Computer Applications in the Social Sciences, formerly affiliated with Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany); Dr Lin Wang (Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut Pasteur, France)

Scope: At a time when data analysis is increasingly driving research and decision-making, computational analysis, statistical models, computer-based programmes, and other quantitative methods have never been more important. From the interrogation of empirical questions about cultural, social, and behavioural phenomena, to the formation of evidence-based policy, the application of quantitative methods in making sense of real-world data is of paramount importance across all fields of academic enquiry.

Whilst the use of quantitative methodologies is more established in the social sciences, their application in many areas of the humanities is now growing. This collection provides an outlet for research reporting the application of quantitative approaches across a wide range contexts. 

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