# Welcome to Reproducible Data Science¶

Welcome to the textbook * Reproducible Data Science with Open-Source Python Tools and
Real-World Data* by Valentin Danchev. The textbook uses real-world
social data sets related to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide an accessible introduction to
open, reproducible, and ethical data analysis using hands-on Python coding, modern open-source
computational tools, and data science techniques. Topics include open reproducible research workflows,
data wrangling, exploratory data analysis, data visualisation, pattern discovery (e.g., clustering),
prediction and machine learning, causal inference, and network analysis.

## Contact¶

**Valentin Danchev**

Lecturer in Computational Social Science

Department of Sociology

University of Essex

`valentin.danchev@essex.ac.uk`

@valdanchev

@valdanchev

## License¶

*Reproducible Data Science with Open-Source Python Tools and Real-World Data* by Valentin Danchev is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.