A primer in quantitative methods for studying complex social-ecological systems, 9th - 20th March, James Watson & Maja Schlüter
The lectures will focus on key social-ecological concepts and the language and approaches quantitative scientists use to describe and analyze them. Learning outcomes: Understanding of how to conduct quantitative analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (SESs), and how to model (in the broadest sense); A vocabulary to talk with researchers doing ecological, economic, social-ecological modeling of SES using statistical, mathematical or computational approaches; Overview of quantitative methods available for studying SES, particularly formal modeling, empirical analysis and methods from complexity science; Understanding of when and how different approaches can be used, their potentials and limitations (but no technical details on their application); Understanding of different conceptualizations of SES, different approaches and their implications (e.g. what do we learn from a theoretical model, from a statistical analysis, etc.)
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