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What you'll learn on this self-paced online course

Learn how to analyze large amounts of textual data by applying your R programming skills to an efficient, powerful and easy-to-use method - quantitative text analysis.

This course is perfect for social scientists who want to understand the theory and assumptions that underpin quantitative text analysis, whilst developing their R programming skills via practical examples of analysis with real texts.

Not familiar with R? Take our Introduction to R course first.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical basis for Quantitative Text Analysis

  • Survey methods for systematically extracting quantitative information from text for social scientific purposes

  • Identify texts and units of texts for analysis

  • Convert texts into matrices for quantitative analysis

  • Analyze these matrices in order to generate inferences using quantitative or statistical methods

10 hours to learn
3 months access



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