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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Understand fundamental issues in (quantitative) text analysis such as inter-coder agreement, reliability, validation, accuracy, and precision.
2. Convert texts into quantitative matrices of features, and then analyse those features using statistical methods.
3. Use human coding of texts to train supervised classiﬁers.
4. Apply these methods to their own text corpus to address a substantive research question.
5. Critically evaluate (social science) research that uses automated text analysis methods.
Statistical software and programming using R and RMarkdown; assumptions and workflow of quantitative text analysis approaches; tokenisation and document-feature matrix; dictionaries and sentiment analysis; describing and comparing texts; human coding and document classification; supervised and unsupervised scaling; multilingual text analysis; topic models; speech recognition; word embeddings
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Homework 2||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Research paper||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Homework 1||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided to students within 20 working days of the deadline for the assignment in accordance with university policy.