Extending Qualitative Data Through Computational Methods

How do experts in humanities and social science fields make meaningful interventions when working with large collections of documents? How do we move from text data to public, community, or organizational change?

Nexus Lab Director, Michael Simeone, and Assistant Director, Jacqueline Hettel, have been leading projects in the Nexus Lab that address exactly these questions for the last 6 months and have decided that it is time to share their expertise with the ASU community. The IHR Nexus Lab announces its spring working group in Text-Based Modeling (TBM) for faculty and graduate students, where participants will learn how to move from document collections to datasets, from datasets to analysis, and from analysis to presentation and impact.

The TBM group will meet once a week during the Spring Semester of 2015 to learn new methods and skills, devise methods for analysis, and collaborate with other participants. Sessions will last one hour, with an optional hour afterward for additional work. Once participants are enrolled in the group, consistent attendance at the TBM group meetings is mandatory. Location will be the Nexus Lab, 5519 Lattie F. Coor Hall at ASU Tempe Campus, 2pm Friday afternoon starting January 16, 2015. Click here to register and get more information!

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