Profesional Development Workshop

Day 1: Tuesday, 13 September


COMPLEX-IT: A Case-Based Modelling and Scenario Simulation Platform for Health Research

Session convener: Brian Castellani, Durham University

Attendees will learn how to use COMPLEX-IT, which is a free online R-Studio suite of computational social science techniques for classification, scenario simulation, and prediction. COMPLEX-IT was created for users who are non-experts in these techniques, including cluster analysis, topographical neural nets, agent-based modelling, micro-simulation, data visualisation, and prediction/forecasting methods. Using a small public health dataset, this session will introduce attendees to COMPLEX-IT (and its online resources and tutorials) sufficient for them to leave the session able to use this method on their own.