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Quantitative Text Analysis for Social Scientists with Nicole Rae Baerg

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SAGE Social Science Communication Manager, Michael Todd, introduces the webinar, quantitative text analysis (QTA) for social scientists, and speaker Nicole Rae Baerg, PhD, Lecturer in the department of Government at the University of Essex, Nicole Rae Baerg, discusses what QTA is and what it isn't, the basic QTA process, what assumptions must be made, text as the new frontier, what should be considered, key features of QTA, examples of QTA in every day life, its application to political texts, whether it can be scaled, using a social science approach to QTA, and resources for further information. A Q&A session follows touching on ethical issues, software, working with older texts, generalizing the findings, replication of results, its use in mixed methods, and working with multiple languages.

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