- Having and understanding the knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context
- Students know how to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar settings within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
- Students are able to integrate knowledge and to face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
- Students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
- Students have the learning skills that will enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
- Ability to understand and analyze the main global social theories and how they are changing with the application of computational tools.
- Ability to identify, define and formulate social science problems and solve them using computational techniques. This includes the ability to assess all the factors involved, not only technical but also legal.
- Ability to compile and analyze existing knowledge in the different areas of computational social sciences, and to propose possible solutions to the problems raised.
- Ability to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge of computational social sciences to the analysis and resolution of specific cases and empirical problems.
- Ability to address issues raised under new or unfamiliar environments, within the context of computational social sciences.
- Ability to plan and carry out research in the field of computational social sciences in an autonomous way.
- Ability to communicate and present, in a clear, precise and rigorous manner, concepts and results related to computational social science activities to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
- Ability to understand and analyze the main theoretical-methodological approaches of computational social sciences, their potentials and limitations, and to apply them to the analysis of specific social problems.
- Ability to develop an experimental/causal research design appropriate to the research questions.
- Ability to lead and supervise interdisciplinary teams in the field of computational social sciences.
- Ability to explain basic concepts and theories of social networks and understand how these concepts and theories can explain behaviors of different actors, as well as aggregate outcomes of those behaviors.
- Ability to critically examine how networks can contribute to the explanation of social, political, economic and cultural phenomena.
- Ability to use statistical software to visualize networks and analyze their properties, connecting them to these concepts and theories.
- Ability to explain the principles underlying statistical models for social networks.