Schedule

Lectures will take place on Thursdays from 10.00 – 12.00.

You will need to bring your laptop to the lectures for use in the Lab.

This module will consist of 14 hours of lectures; one 2 hour introductory lecture followed by 1 hour lecture per week during the first semester. Additionally, there will be a 1-hour lab each week to build on the topics and skills discussed in the lectures of that week.

Required readings are listed below each lecture, as is any essential pre-class preparation needed for the Lab. It is important that any pre-class preparation is completed before the lecture as it may take time.

Week 1: 21 September
Lecture: Introduction to Text Analysis (Emma Clarke)
Required Readings: Hoover (2013), Marche (2012), McCandless (2010), Moretti (2000)

Week 2: 28 September
Lecture:
Lab: Using Voyant Tools to analyse texts (Emma Clarke)
Required Readings:

Week 3: 5 October
Lecture: Introduction to Topic Modelling (Emma Clarke)
Lab: Topic Modelling with Mallet
Required Readings:

Week 4: 12 October
Lecture: (Emma Clarke)
Lab: Visualising topic models with Gephi
Required Readings:

Week 5: 19 October
Lecture: (Emma Clarke)
Lab:
Required Readings:

Week 6: 26 October
Lecture: (Emma Clarke)
Lab:
Required Readings:

Study Week 30 October – 3 November

Week 7: 9 November
Lecture: (Sara J Kerr)
Lab: Basic Text Analysis with R
Pre-Class Preparation: Following the instructions in the booklet Setting up R and R Studio install the latest version of R and R Studio. If there are any problems, please contact me in plenty of time before the class.
Required Readings:

Week 8: 16 November
Lecture:
Lab:
Pre-Class Preparation:
Required Readings:

Week 9: 23 November
Lecture: (Sara J Kerr)
Lab: Topic Modelling with R
Pre-Class Preparation:
Required Readings: Buurma 2015, Murakami et al. 2017

Week 10: 30 November
Lecture: (Sara J Kerr)
Lab: Word Embedding with R
Pre-Class Preparation:
Required Readings: Grayson et al. 2016, Heuser 2016, Schmidt 2015

Week 11: 7 December
Lecture: (Sara J Kerr)
Lab: Visualisation and Analysis in R
Pre-Class Preparation:
Required Readings:

Week 12: 14 December
Lecture: Presentations
Required Readings: