Computer-Assisted Text Analysis (Essex Summer School)

This concerns the short course I am teaching at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, from 11-22 July 2011.

Course handout (syllabus)

Day 1: Introduction to Computer-Assisted TextAnalysis

Day 2: Textual Data, Sampling, and Working with Texts

Day 3: Descriptive Inference from Text

Day 4: Research Design issues in textual studies

Day 5: Classical Quantitative Content Analysis

Day 6: Automated dictionary-based approaches

Day 7: Dictionary Construction; Words as Data Approaches

Day 8: Text Scaling Models I

Day 9: Text Scaling Models II

Day 10: Additional Scaling Issues

  • No lab assignment but we will go through the budget speech example using this code: Assignment_8.r.








Ken Benoit
Ken Benoit
Professor of Computational Social Science
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