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Pavillion Henry F.Hall Building

Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

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Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

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Particularly when working with large social media datasets, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches that draw especially on visual representations of ‘big data’ are now an indispensable part of the the analytics process. This data analytics and visualisation workshop focusses on a number of emerging standard tools and methods for large-scale data analytics, using Twitter data to illustrate these approaches. It introduces participants to the open-source Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT) as a capable and reliable tool for data gathering from the Twitter API, and to the high-end data analytics software Tableau as a powerful means of processing and visualising large datasets. The skills gained in the workshop are also transferrable to working with other large datasets from social media and other sources.

Particulièrement lorsque l’on travaille avec une large quantité de données provenant des médias sociaux, les méthodes mixtes et quantitatives qui mettent de l’avant des représentations visuelles des « big data » sont indispensables dans tout processus analytique. Ce séminaire méthodologique sur l’analyse de données et la visualisation se concentre sur de nouveaux outils et méthodes en utilisant comme exemple des données issues de Twitter. Ce séminaire introduit les participants au logiciel « open source » Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT), un outil utile et pertinent pour la collecte de données issues de Twitter, et au logiciel d’analyse de données Tableau qui est un outil très intéressant pour la visualisation de grandes quantités de données. Les compétences acquises dans ce séminaire sont aussi transférable si l’on travaille avec d’autres bases de données très larges issues d’autres médias sociaux, ou d’autres sources.
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Dr Axel Bruns is a Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and was a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi). He is the President of the Association of Internet Researchers. Bruns is the author of Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere (2018), Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society (2014), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (2012) and Uses of Blogs (2006). Bruns is an expert on the impact of user-led content creation, or produsage, and his current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces such as Twitter, especially in the context of acute events. His research blog is at http://snurb.info/, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info. See http://mappingonlinepublics.net/ for more details on his current social media research.

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Pavillion Henry F.Hall Building

Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

H1220

Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

Canada

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