[Air-L] Call for participants for ICA'2016 preconference workshop on mining social media for communication research

Hai Liang rainfireliang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 06:36:23 PST 2016

Dear colleagues,
We are organising an ICA’2016 preconference workshop on mining social media
for communication research, which will be held in Tokyo in June 8, 2016.
Please kindly help distribute the call for participants to your
colleagues/friends/students. Thanks!


*Call for Participants for ICA’2016 Preconference Workshop on Mining Social
Media for Communication Research*

*Date and Time: *

June 8, 2016 (9:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00)

*Location and Venue: *

National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

The emergence of social media has provided both opportunities and
challenges for communication research, ranging from data acquisition to
measurement construction, statistical analysis, and results presentation.
However, the existing tools (such as manual content analysis and SPSS
package) with which communication scholars are familiar become increasingly

This one-day preconference workshop will focus on four key steps in mining
social media for communication research, including overall design, data
collection, data analysis, and data visualization. The workshop will use
Twitter as a primary running example of social media, as Twitter is
arguably the most heavily studied social media platform by communication
scholars. All training talks in the workshop will be a mixture of
conceptual discussions and hands-on practices (using R language as the
primary tool).  As such, the participants are requested to bring with their
notebook computers. For more detailed information, please visit
http://weblab.com.cityu.edu.hk/blog/workshops/ica-2016-workshop/. You can
download the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/mining2016 . Please
return this registration form to Dr. Winson Peng at winsonpeng at ntu.edu.sg.

Hai Liang, Ph.D. | Post-doctoral Fellow | JMSC-The University of Hong Kong
| http://weblab.com.cityu.edu.hk/blog/lianghai/

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