Gathering and analysing social media data from Twitter and YouTube
|Dates:||11 January 2017|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||Fees For UK registered postgraduate students £30.00 For staff at UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations £60.00 For all other participants £220.00|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Mike Thelwall|
This course introduces free Windows-based software for collecting tweets and for downloading the sets of comments on YouTube videos. It also describes a range of keyword, network and graphical methods to analyse the data for social science research purposes, as supported by the software. This is a small scale style of big data research. The course includes a brief discussion of ethical and practical issues associated with social media data analysis. The practical sessions give an introduction to the free program, with supporting documentation for those wishing to become advanced users.
Introduce methods to gather and analyse social media data, with a focus on Twitter and YouTube comments.
Learn how to use the free Windows-based social media data analysis and gathering software Webometric Analyst.
Participants should have at least basic knowledge of social media sites, including both Twitter and YouTube, and basic familiarity with Windows.
The course is designed for social science and humanities researchers that would like to learn new methods to gather and analyse social media data, or that need to create corpora of social media data to research.
Price: Fees For UK registered postgraduate students £30.00 For staff at UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations £60.00 For all other participants £220.00
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