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Dear List,

I am running a 5-day ACSPRI training course on Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists - University of Melbourne, Monday, January 29, 2018 - Friday, February 2, 2018.

Early bird enrolment finishes midnight Wednesday 29th (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

The course focuses on the collection and analysis of socially-generated 'big data' from social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and also the WWW (hyperlink networks).

There is an emphasis on the R statistical software, with particular focus on the SocialMediaLab R package ( for network/text data collection and igraph for network analysis.  Text analysis using R packages such as tm is also covered.

Course material from the last ACSPRI course I ran is here:

The course is updated each year, so expect the 2018 course to be bigger and better!

For booking, see here:

Please remember that early bird enrolment finishes tomorrow!


Dr Robert Ackland
Associate Professor, School of Sociology and ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
Leader, Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab
Australian National University

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