Hello friends and colleagues!
The computational methods group will begin our workshops this Friday, on September 14th. We will meet weekly in Nafziger at 3:30 (workshops will occasionally be held later). This Friday, we will be going over the basics of R and data science, including some commands in dplyr.
No prior experience in R, statistics, or programming is necessary. Though each class can operate as a stand-alone workshop, their skillsets build upon one another.
Below is a schedule of our workshops:
|Sept 14||Setting up R, data wrangling basics||dplyr (R)|
|Sept 21||Data collection – MediaCloud||MediaCloud archive and Python|
|Sept 28||No meeting|
|Oct 5||Data collection – scraping||rvest(R)|
|Oct 12||No meeting|
|Oct 19||Data collection – Working with Twitter Data||tweetr (R)|
|Oct 26||Text Analysis – tidytext||tidytext (R)|
|Nov 2||Text Analysis – Programs with GUIs (Graphic User Interfaces) [may begin late]||LIWC, Diction, and Leximancer|
|Nov 9||Reporting Results – LaTeX [may begin late]||LaTeX|
|Nov 16||Reporting Results – rmarkdown [may begin late]||rmarkdown (R)|
|Nov 30||Reporting Results – Data visualization||ggplot2 (R)|
|Dec 7||Text Analysis II – quanteda||quanteda (R)|
Prior to our first meeting, please make sure you have downloaded and installed R and RStudio.
You can install R from here: https://www.r-project.org/
You can install Rstudio from here: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download