Introduction to Data management/Social media analysis

Georgina Flores Ivich

Social media data has become a powerful source of information. In this course we will review a body of resources, methods and practical tools for social network analysis with R. Through the course we will use a number of R packages created specially for this purpose, such as Rfacebook, TwitteR and Social Media Lab, among others. The course is aimed at people who have knowledge about R programming language, although it is not a necessary requirement since, in the first part of this course, the basic elements for the understanding of this language will be provided.

This short course is best combined with:

Introduction to R

Taking this short course will give you an edge if you want to enroll in this IPSA course(s):

Data Science/Social Media Analisys and Mixed Methods

Topics covered in this course:

  • Brief Introduction to R
  • Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Twitter Data Analysis with R
  • Facebook Data Analysis with R
  • Social Media Data: Applications and beyond