November 25, 2019

analyzing the october primary debate, using tidytext

(This is a write-up of a talk I gave to the Ann Arbor R User Group, earlier this month.) It seems like the longer one works with data, the probability they are tasked to work with unstructured text approaches 1. No matter the setting –whether you’re working with survey responses, administrative data, whatever– one of the most common ways that humans record information is by writing things down. Something great about text-based data is that it’s often plentiful, and might have the advantage of being really descriptive of something you’re trying to study. Read more

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