Automated Content Analysis for Social Scientists

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 15:00 to 17:00
President's Room, Singletary Center

 "Automated Content Analysis for Social Scientists," March 9, Wednesday.3:00-5:00 pm, President's Room, Singletary CenterDaniel Hopkins (Political Scientist, Georgetown), co-author (with Gary King, Harvard) of a nonparametric method of authomated content analysis. Digitized text is everywhere, yet hand coding thousands of blogs, speeches, government records, newspapers, and other sources of unstructured text is infeasible.  Professor Hopkins is co-author of a method of automatic content analysis for social scientists.  He will illustrate his method with a variety of data sets, and make the software available for easy use. Content Analysis Workshop Materials (updated 3/15/2011):Part 1:  Intro to Slide, "Formalization from Epidemiology"Part 2:  "Formalization from Epidemiology" to Q&A

  • Pdf/PowerPoint linked here
  • Hopkins/King article linked here
  • See Gary King Automated Text Analysis webpage here
  • See University of Washington Tools for Text Workshop for useful background and postings on text analysis.
  • (Co-sponsored with College of Communications and Information Services)
Event type: 
Statistical Workshop