[Air-L] Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists 3-day online course, 8-10 February 2021

Robert Ackland robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 3 05:14:49 PST 2020

I'm running a 3-day online version of my "Big Data Analysis for Social 
Scientists" course, 8-10 February 2021.

The course covers an introduction to the collection and analysis of 
socially-generated 'big data' using the R statistical software, with a 
focus on social media networks (Twitter, YouTube and Reddit), hyperlink 
networks, and text data. The course is designed for academics and PhD 
students who want to become more computationally literate, and those 
from technical disciplines who want to become more familiar with social 
science approaches to big data research. The course is also useful for 
people from industry and government whose work involves analysing 
network and text data collected from social media and the WWW.


We'll be covering VOSON R tools for collecting/analysing online network 
data, R/igraph for network analysis, text analysis in R, and Gephi for 
network visualisation.

The time difference might make this challenging for some participants (I 
am located in Canberra, Australia), but all sessions (via zoom) will be 
recorded and available to participants for up to 30 days after the 
course, and so it may be that you can attend some of the sessions in 
person and follow the others at a more convenient time.

*Please note that the early-bird rate is available until 9th December*


Robert Ackland
School of Sociology & VOSON Lab
The Australian National University

e-mail: robert.ackland at anu.edu.au <mailto:robert.ackland at anu.edu.au>
homepage: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/ackland-rj
project: http://vosonlab.net

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