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Monday, July 11 • 14:15 - 15:30
Workshop 2B: Advanced Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau with Dr. Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology

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Location: PSH (Professor Stuart Hall Building) - 326,
Goldsmiths, University of London, Building 2
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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 scholarly research and publication process. This data analytics and visualisation tutorial will focus on a number of emerging standard tools and methods for large-scale data analytics, using Twitter data to illustrate these approaches. The tutorial will introduce 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 tutorial are also transferrable to working with other large datasets from social media and other sources.

Pre-Workshop Prep: 

Welcome to this workshop. To participate, please make sure you bring your own laptop so that we can work through a number of hands-on exercises.

You will also need to install a trial version of Tableau Desktop (http://www.tableau.com/products/trial) ahead of time, and download the following data file from Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o2afy089xbb2kpd/Paris%20Climate%20Change%20Conference%202015.twbx?dl=0

Workshop Contact

Axel Bruns - a.bruns@qut.edu.au

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Axel Bruns

Professor, QUT
Dr Axel Bruns is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He leads the QUT Social Media Research Group and is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond... Read More →

Monday July 11, 2016 14:15 - 15:30 UTC
PSH (Professor Stuart Hall Building) - 326 Goldsmiths University, Building 2