Using text as data for social science research: an introduction to text analysis in R

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Online, Off campus

Text can be an abundant and rich data source, but it is a semi-structured data format that requires significant pre-processing in order to convert it to a formal dataset that can be used for things like content analysis and sentiment analysis. This workshop will present the basic process of converting raw text files into standardized databases. An example using semantic network analysis will show how sentences can be transformed into networks of words in order to identify language agreement and divergence in similar stylized texts that were authored by distinct groups.

Event for: Current students, Alumni, Faculty and staff

Event category: Lectures & Educational Programs

Hosting/Sponsoring organization/Unit: Unit for Data Science and Analytics

For event inquiries: Kerri Rittschof

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