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Two degrees of Tina Fetner, Part 2

This is the continuation of Two degrees of Tina Fetner, Part 1. In order to create a program that downloads a list of all the followers of Tina Fetner on Twitter, and who follows each of them, we first create … Continue reading

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Two degrees of Tina Fetner, Part 1

In early May of 2012, kick-ass sociologist Tina Fetner had 422 followers on Twitter. But how many followers did her followers have? Who is popular among @fetner’s followers? In social network analysis terms, are there any structural holes in the … Continue reading

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Pizza, Twitter and APIs, Part 2

How do people in New York feel about their pizza? Despite the obvious critical importance of this issue, no research has been published to date that seeks to answer the question. This might be because editors at top journals are … Continue reading

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Pizza, Twitter and APIs, Part 1

How do people in New York feel about their pizza? Despite the obvious critical importance of this issue, no research has been published to date that seeks to answer the question. This might be because editors at top journals are … Continue reading

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An introduction to text analysis with Python, Part 3

Two earlier tutorials looked at the basics of using Python to analyze text data. This post explains how to expand the code written earlier so that you can use it to explore the positive and negative sentiment of any set … Continue reading

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An introduction to text analysis with Python, Part 2

An earlier tutorial looked at the basics of using Python to analyze text data. In this posts, we’ll take actually compute the proportion of positive words in a tweet, after cleaning up the data bit.

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An introduction to text analysis with Python, Part 1

Note: This is the first in a series of tutorials designed to provide social scientists with the skills to collect and analyze┬átext data using the Python programming language. The tutorials assume no prior knowledge of Python or text analysis. In … Continue reading

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