Workshop offers introductory text analysis using R

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Text analysis refers to the process of extracting information from text using a blend of statistical, computational, and linguistic techniques, and can be useful for qualitative research.

In a hands-on workshop presented by the University Libraries' Data Learning Center, attendees can explore the basics of text analysis using R, free-open source software for statistical computing and graphics. Participants may bring content of their own, but instructors also will provide sample files to explore.

This session is designed for beginners with little to no experience performing text/qualitative analysis. This workshop is exploratory and introductory in nature. There are no prerequisites, though a general familiarity with R is useful and encouraged. 

Session 1 will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 21 in 302 Paterno Library. Session 2 will take place remotely from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 26 via

Interested participants can register for either session via the Learning Resource Network.

Last Updated April 19, 2016