Computational social science

All publications

  1. Liang, H. (2024). Big data analytical methods. In M. M. Skoric & N. Pang (Eds.) Research Handbook on Social Media and Society. Edward Elgar.
  2. Zhang, Q., Liang, H., Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2024). The effect of affordance on deliberation when retweeting: From the perspective of expression effect. Computers in Human Behavior, 151, 108010.
  3. Liang, H., Ng, Y. M. M., & Tsang, N. L. T. (2023). Word embedding enrichment for dictionary construction: An example of incivility in Cantonese. Computational Communication Research, 5(1).
  4. Liang, H., & Lee, F. L. F. (2023). Opinion leadership in a leaderless movement: Discussion of the Anti-Extradition Bill Movement in the “LIHKG” web forum. Social Movement Studies, 22(5-6), 670-688.
  5. Zhang, W. J., Yi, J., & Liang, H. (2023). I cue you liking me: Causal and spillover effects of technological engagement bait. Computers in Human Behavior, 148, 107864.
  6. Guan, L., Liu, X. F., Sun, W., Liang, H., Zhu, J. J. H. (2022) Census of Twitter users: Scraping and describing the national network of South Korea. PLoS ONE, 17(11): e0277549.
  7. Liang, H., & Lee, F. L. F. (2022). Thread popularity inequality as an indicator of organization through communication in a networked movement: An analysis of the LIHKG forum. Chinese Journal of Communication, 15(3), 332-354.
  8. Guan, L., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2022). Predicting reposting latency of news content in social media: A focus on issue attention, temporal usage pattern, and information redundancy. Computers in Human Behavior, 127, 107080.
  9. Liang, H. (2021). Decreasing social contagion effects in diffusion cascades: Modeling message spreading on social media. Telematics and Informatics, 62.
  10. Huang, G., & Liang, H. (2021). Uncovering the effects of textual features on trustworthiness of online consumer reviews: A computational-experimental approach. Journal of Business Research, 126, 1-11.
  11. Peng, T. Q., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2019). Introducing computational social science for Asia-Pacific communication research. Asian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 205-216.
  12. Lee, F. L. F., Liang, H., & Tang, G. K. Y. (2019). Online incivility, cyberbalkanization, and the dynamics of opinion polarization during and after a mass protest event. International Journal of Communication, 13, 4940–4959. Retrieved from
  13. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2019). Network redundancy and information diffusion: The impacts of information redundancy, similarity, and tie strength. Communication Research, 46(2), 250-272.
  14. Liang, H. (2018). Broadcast versus viral spreading: The structure of diffusion cascades and selective sharing on social media. Journal of Communication, 68(3), 525–546.
  15. Liang, H., & Shen, F. (2018). Birds of a schedule flock together: Social networks, peer influence, and digital activity cycles. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 167-176.
  16. Liang, H., Shen, F., & Fu, K. W. (2017). Privacy protection and self-disclosure across societies: A study of global Twitter users. New Media & Society, 19(9), 1476-1497.
  17. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2017). Information similarity, overload, and redundancy: Unsubscribing information sources on Twitter. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(1), 1-17.
  18. Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2017). Big data, collection of (social media, harvesting). In J. Matthes, C. S. Davis, & R. F. Potter (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  19. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2015). Testing propositions derived from Twitter studies: Generalization and replication in computational social science. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0134270.
  20. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2015). Cultural difference, social values, or political systems? Predicting willingness to engage in online political discussion in 75 societies. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 27(1), 111-124.
  21. Liang, H. (2014). The organizational principles of online political discussion: A relational event stream model for analysis of web forum deliberation. Human Communication Research, 40(4), 483-507. Liang, H. (2014). Coevolution of political discussion and common ground in web discussion forum. Social Science Computer Review, 32(2), 155-169.
  22. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2014). Do Chinese Internet users care about news? Tracking news consumers on the Internet in a metropolis 2009-2011. Chinese Journal of Communication, 7(1), 60-79.