Are you struggling with coding/ organizing/ analyzing/ “taming” your research materials? Are you planning to do a qualitative analysis of text and/ or audio and video pieces? Have you ever wanted to know what’s lying behind your search engine results and how to analyze that? Or do you simply want to know more about all that? If your answer to one of these questions is yes then I’d like to invite you to attend my short course “computer-assisted qualitative analysis of texts and web spheres” next Thursday, 5 May: 9-12h @ HUMlab:
In this short course we’ll discuss and use tools like Atlas T.I., Google Scraper, and IssueCrawler. The software Atlas T.I. helps us to do a qualitative analysis of various texts including interview transcripts, newspaper articles, websites, or blog entries, but also audio and video materials. Digital methods such as the Google Scraper and the IssueCrawler (from the Govcom.org Foundation, Amsterdam; director: Dr. Richard Rogers) enable us to visualize and analyze which websites dominate search engine results in a specific issue area, which perspectives these websites have on the issue, and which underlying link networks of websites create and stabilize these results.
Besides learning how to use these tools, the goal of this short course is also to reflect on both possibilities and challenges involved in the use of computer-assisted methods and visualization techniques, the “politics of visualization”.
The course will be held in English, but you can ask questions in German too. No preliminary knowledge required! Please register here.
I’m looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!