Conferences - Lectures - Workshops

Conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
9 - 12 a.m.
Contact Person:
Partic. Organization:

As the programme of choice for many QTA scholars, the event series begins with a brief introduction/recap to R for text analysis on November 21, 2018. This short session with Holger Döring (SOCIUM) and Nico Blocker (SOCIUM) should refresh our memories about R, and provide an overview of the useful functions particularly for Text Analysis. Therefore, we recommend attending this session even if you are a seasoned R user.

Registration: Nils Düpont, E-Mail: duepont@uni-bremen.de

22.11.2018Lecture

Recent Advances in Quantitative Text Analysis

Prof. Kenneth Benoit, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organizer:
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Universität Bremen; SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Contact Person:

Kenneth Benoit is Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods and head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Politics Science and part-time professor at Trinity College Dublin. His contribution to text analysis in political science should not be underestimated, where his development of computer-assisted estimation of policy positions from political texts remains a cornerstone in the literature. He maintains and created the QUANTEDA package for managing and analysing text data, and therefore is well placed to offer insights into the "big picture" of QTA, and what to expect in the future.

22.11.2018 - 23.11.2018Workshop

Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis using R

Stefan Müller, M.A. (Trinity College Dublin)
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time:
Thu.: 2 - 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partic. Organization:

This workshop with Stefan Müller from Trinity College Dublin offers a hands-on introduction to extracting data from text, and applying various methods to analyse the data. Topics included involve:

  • From Raw Text to Corpus – how to collect textual data and prepare it for analysis.
  • Classification techniques - the first steps in translating text to usable data; supervised and unsupervised learning; dictionary approaches and topic modelling.
  • Scaling – Supervised and Unsupervised techniques.
  • An overview of more advanced topics.


The applied elements of the workshop will make use of the programming language R. Therefore, a basic familiarity with R is a prerequisite for attending the course.

Registration: BIGSSS fellows register via CampusNet, SOCIUM and CRC 1342 members please send a short email to mlarsen@bigsss-bremen.de