methods@manchester Summer School: Researching social media data
|Starts:||12:30 4 Jul 2016|
|Ends:||13:00 8 Jul 2016|
|What is it:||Short course|
|How much:||Standard Rate £900 | Student / UoM Staff Rate £600|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Rosalynd Southern, Mike Thelwall|
This course will give participants an introduction to analysing data taken from the social web. It will discuss the broader debates around social web data and provide hands-on sessions in several tools, such as Webmetrix and Mozdeh, which allow us to collect and analyse such data.
No prior knowledge or reading is needed and no materials are needed.
Introduction to online research
This session will take the form of a lecture outlining how online data sources are becoming increasingly common in a number of different areas of research. The session will also include an overview of the debates that surround online research
Session 1) Introduction to content analysis
Session 2) Content analysis of emails sent by electoral candidates during the 2015 General Election Campaign
Session 3) Introduction to Webometric Analyst 2.0 and workshop on collection of tweets using Webometric Analyst; more on content analysis of tweets
Session 4) Content analysis of Tweets collected in session 3.
Session 1) Predicting a General Election outcome using Twitter data. A case study methodology and brief introduction to sentiment analysis
Session 2) Adapting traditional research methods using online tools
Session 3) Introduction to Mozdeh and workshop on automated collection, filtering and text analysis of tweets using Mozdeh
Session 4) Collection and automated text analysis with Mozdeh.
Session 1) Automated co-word and gender analyses of tweets with Mozdeh
Session 2) Automated sentiment analysis of social media text with SentiStrength and within Mozdeh
Session 3) Gathering comments and other information about YouTube videos with Webometric Analyst
Session 4) Collection of YouTube data and manual content analysis of YouTube comments
Session 1) Final work on individual projects; preparation of initial results for presentation to the group
Session 2) Presentation of results by participants to the group; final discussion and questions
more information at http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/summer-school-2016/courses/data-collection-content-analysis
Price: Standard Rate £900 | Student / UoM Staff Rate £600
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: University of Manchester
Role: Professor of Information Science and leader of Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group
Organisation: University of Wolverhampton
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