Using Social Media for Research – November 16
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1314 Social Sciences
Professor Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch (Writing Studies) and Michael Beckstrand (Mixed-Methods Research Associate, LATIS) will discuss how to retrieve, prepare, and analyze social media data for research projects. Using two case studies, Lee-Ann will share examples of a grounded theory analysis of blog, Twitter, and Facebook data. Michael will speak about the technical aspects of retrieving and managing social media data. Pizza will be provided. Learn more and register here.
This event is part of the 2018-19 Research Development Friday Roundtable Series organized by the CLA Research Development Team.
Social media and Data Visualization
Number of participants: 10
Duration: 2 days
- Facepager, version 3.5 (https://github.com/strohne/Facepager)
- HTTrack: https://www.httrack.com/
- Open Refine (http://openrefine.org/download.html)
- Gephi, version 0.9.1 (https://gephi.org/users/download/)
- Altas.ti (For UMN CLA faculty: http://latis.umn.edu/services-and-programs/research-support/data-analysis/connect-to-qualitative-tools)
- Google Docs/TAGS: https://mashe.hawksey.info/2013/02/twitter-archive-tagsv5/
- Voyant Tools: http://www.voyant-tools.org/
- Scraper Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scraper/mbigbapnjcgaffohmbkdlecaccepngjd?hl=en
All workshop sessions will take place 9:00 a.m. – noon, with lab time and office hours 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22
- Introduction to web-scraping
- Introduction to APIs
- Work & get help on your own projects
Wed, August 23
- Introduction to OpenRefine
- Cleaning social media data with OpenRefine
- Analyzing/Visualizing the social media data
more on social media for research in this IMS blog