This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the process of scraping Twitter and Facebook data for research. We will also examine two precollected datasets to understand what kind of data is collected by these tools, the politics of the social media platforms and the kinds of humanities questions we can ask of social media data. This workshop will have a particular focus on data related to social and racial justice as we have seen a resurgence of social justice movements in digital spaces in the last decade and there has been substantial scholarly interest in studying digital culture. Our conversation will also consider the ethical concerns regarding data collection, especially data related to political activism. No prior technical skills are expected, and the workshop is open to all interested participants.
The workshop will take place in Room 208 of the Krannert Memorial Library.
For more information contact Eduard Arriaga at 317.781.5772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project received funding from a Quantum Leap Grant.