- Look through some of the chapters in Julia Silge and David Robinson, Tidy Text Mining1 (but definitely don’t read them all! You just need to get a taste of what modern text analysis looks like.)
- A bunch of (really) short things:
- Evangeline Reynolds, “Federalist Papers”
- Julia Silge, “She Giggles, He Gallops”
- Abby Ohlheiser, “These are the words most associated with men and women, according to Facebook status updates”
- Six Ideas for Displaying Qualitative Data
- Word clouds considered harmful
- Word clouds cause death… or something
- When It’s Ok to Use Word Clouds
- The Class of 2011
- Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart
- Tweet by @s_soroka
Questions to reflect on
(Remember, you don’t need to answer all of these—or even any of them! These are just here to help guide your thinking.)
- Why is qualitative data difficult to visualize?
- Why are word clouds so problematic? When is (not) okay to use them?
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