198843 VU Data Analysis II: Text Mining

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 02.12.2020 Place course on memo list
198843
VU Data Analysis II: Text Mining
VU 3
5
weekly
annually
English

Under the successful completion of this course students understand the basics of textual data analysis. They acquire the ability to use selected methods of textual data analysis and are capable of interpreting data and presenting it visually and verbally.

  • Technological and theoretical backgrounds of quantitative text analysis.

  • Examples of quantitative text analysis in different fields, mainly from media studies.

  • Practical skills to manage, manipulate and analyse textual data in R.

  • Basic programming skill in R.

Presentation of lecture slides by lecturer; hands-on exercises using analysis examples; and presentation of exercises and mini projects by participants.

Participants are graded through marks of written exams and/or in-class presentation of their mini projects. Details will be announced in the first session.

  • Krippendorff, K. (2004). Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology. Sage.

  • Grimmer, J., & Stewart, B. M. (2013). Text as Data: The Promise and Pitfalls of Automatic Content Analysis Methods for Political Texts. Political Analysis, 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1093/pan/mps028

  • Welbers, K., Van Atteveldt, W., & Benoit, K. (2017). Text Analysis in R. Communication Methods and Measures, 11(4), 245–265. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2017.1387238

  • Manning, C. D., & Schütze, H. (2001). Foundations of statistical natural language processing. Cambridge (Mass.): MIT press.

  • Jurafsky, D., & Martin, J. H. (2009). Speech and language processing: an introduction to natural language processing, computational linguistics, and speech recognition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall.

  • Hastie, T. J., Tibshirani, Robert J, & Friedman, Jerome H. (2013). The elements of statistical learning: data mining, inference, and prediction. New York, NY: Springer.

Participants are required to use their (laptop) computers (Windows, Linux, Mac) to the class for hands-on exercises. The course does not require knowledge of programming, but familiarity with R is beneficial. Basic knowledge of statistics (chi-square test and linear regression) is necessary.

The acceptance procedure is based on prioritised randomisation. Students advanced in completion of the Digital Science minor get precedence. Students who completed module 1 (Introduction to Programming) and 3a (Data Analysis I) will be accepted in the first place. 

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Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2021-03-02
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-03-09
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-03-16
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-03-23
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-13
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-20
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-27
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-04
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-11
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-18
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-25
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-01
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-08
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-15
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-22
08.15 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online