Public lecture on studying political communication in Twitter
Visiting Lecturer Dr Kimmo Elo (University of Turku) is giving a public lecture "How to study political communication in Twitter: A data-driven approach" on the 18th ot April 2019. The lecture in held in English and takes place at Jakobi 2-114 from 14.15 to 15.45.
The presentation will discuss possibilites (and limits) of data-driven research on political communication in Twitter. Instead of offering a general discussion around Twitter analysis, the presentation will present how digital research tools can be applied in order to "get sense" of the structure and dynamics of Twitter-based political communication. The presentations offers a walk-through approach seeking to exemplify how a researcher can "tame the data" with appropriate data structures, data visualisation tools, and network analysis.
The presentation is based on two self-collected Twitter datasets. The first one is collected during the German federal elections in 2017 (~1.5 million tweets), the second during the Finnish parliamentary elections in 2019 (~0.5 million tweets).
Dr Kimmo Elo is senior researcher at the Centre for Parliamentary Studies at University of Turku. He has a decade-long experience in the application of digital research methods and tools (e.g. network analysis, text/data mining, data visualisation) in human sciences. Dr Elo is the Visiting Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Tartu during spring semester of 2019.
This event is supported by the (European Union) European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA).
Andres Kimber, Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society, andres.kimber [ät] ut.ee