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Text Analysis Using R

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 20, 2020

This is a 2-day (2/18/20 and 2/20/20) course.
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of text analysis in R. Text analysis is a promising new approach that uses machine learning to discover patterns, trends, and other information by using text as data. For example, in measuring misinformation on social media to study how candidates have changed their campaign rhetoric over time, text analysis has an incredibly broad scope of applications.

In this course, participants will develop the skills and understanding necessary to collect text data from a variety of sources, including websites and APIs. Participants will gain practical skills for completing their own analyses using text as data. Basic to intermediate knowledge of programming in R is required; no background in statistics is necessary.


No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to provide their PID.


Instructor: Rachel Porter



February 18, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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