Thursday, August 29, 2013

Social Science Research Using Twitter

Rob Ackland will speak on "Some approaches for social scientific research using Twitter" in the CSIRO seminar room at the Australian National University in Canberra, 4pm 2 September 2013.

Some approaches for social scientific research using Twitter

Rob Ackland (ANU)

4-5pm Monday 2 September 2013
CSIRO room S201, CSIT Building, ANU, North Road, Acton, Canberra

In this presentation I provide preliminary findings from two Twitter research projects. The first involves the use of social movement theory and logistic regression to investigate the factors that predict whether a Twitter user will contribute to the emergence of a new hashtag, using a collection of Occupy Wall Street Twitter data as an example dataset. The second involves the use of index number theory (from economic decision theory) to develop new measures of attention and information consumption in social media. CSIRO room S201 (next to the seminar room, note change of venue), 4-5

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