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Text Mining : A Guidebook for the Social Sciences (Paperback) (Gabe Ignatow & Rada Mihalcea)
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Social media sites generate massive volumes of natural language data that are available for social science research. But social scientists have struggled to take advantage of "big data", and of the new technologies available for analyzing it. Should researchers learn programming languages in order to mine textual data? Are there software packages that can be repurposed for social science research? Can traditional theories and methods be scaled up to take advantage of new sources of textual data, or are new methods and new ways of thinking about theory needed? Text Mining: A Guidebook for Social Sciences addresses these questions and provides a methods guidebook to text mining and analysis for social scientists. It is intended for both new and experienced researchers, and provides strategic as well as practical guidance in the areas of text mining and qualitative and quantitative text analytic research methods. Gabe Ignatow and Rada Mihalcea critically survey this fast-changing landscape, providing a roadmap for researchers that will shorten the time from concept to publication, and scholarly impact.
Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Research, Communication
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Gabe Ignatow & Rada Mihalcea
Street Date: May 25, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4445
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