The present document serves both as slides and script for the workshop/seminar Big Data and Social Science. This seminar is taught by Paul C. Bauer at the University of Bern (Fall Semester 2018). The material was developed by Paul C. Bauer and heavily draws on material developed by Pablo Barberà in courses such as Social Media & Big Data Research, Big Data Analysis in the Social Sciences and Automated Collection of Web and Social Data. Any original material and examples is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. For potential future versions of the course see my website: If you find errors please let me know.

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