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), and text data. Particularly useful to 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. Also useful for people from industry and government whose work involves quantitative analysis of social media data.
We'll be covering VOSON Lab R tools for collecting/analysing social media network data, other R packages for text analysis, and Gephi for network visualisation.
The AUD is still pretty low and the fact it's an online course (via Zoom) makes it a great time for international colleagues who'd like some training in VOSON R tools (and SNA and text analysis in R)!--
School of Sociology & VOSON Lab
The Australian National University