13 Sep

2018-2019 Computational Methods Workshops

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:

Date Topic Tools
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