[Air-L] APSA Short Course: "Coding the Blogosphere" Wednesday September 2, 1-5 pm

Stuart Shulman stuart.shulman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 05:50:10 PDT 2009

Final call...a few seats left. Graduate students are strongly encouraged and
faculty are welcome.

APSA 2009 Short Course
"Coding the Blogosphere: Introducing the Coding and Blog Analysis Toolkits"

Time: Wednesday September 2, 1-5 pm,
Venue: American Political Science Association (APSA) 2009 Annual Meeting,
Toronto, Canada
Location at APSA: Convention Centre 201B

Dr. Stuart Shulman is the founder of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program
(QDAP), which is a fee-for-service coding lab co-located at the University
of Pittsburgh and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. QDAP and
QDAP-UMass staff and coders work on coding projects funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other
U.S. funding agencies. He has been the Principal Investigator and Project
Director on related National Science Foundation-funded research projects
focusing on electronic rulemaking, human language technologies, manual
annotation, digital citizenship, and service-learning efforts in the United

At the APSA 2009 Short Course, Dr. Shulman will lead a hands-on (your lap
top) training introducing to the Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT), a free,
web-based service designed to facilitate the measurement and reporting the
reliability and validity of work completed by multiple coders. He will also
introduce the Blog Analysis Toolkit (BAT), which is also a free system
designed to capture blog posts and archive them for analysis in CAT.

For more information, see:



(Coding Analysis Toolkit)

(Blog Analysis Toolkit)

(Dr. Shulman’s Home Page)

To register:
Faculty - $25; Grad Students - $10 (Payment on site is acceptable)
Checks should be made out to University of Massachusetts Amherst and sent
Michelle Sagan Goncalves (mgoncalves at pubpol.umass.edu)
200 Hicks Way
Thompson Tower
Amherst, MA 01003

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