Course information

Course title
Theorizing and Analyzing Social Media in Political Communication and Journalism
University / Organization
Radboud University
City
Nijmegen
Country
Netherlands
Academic level
Both Msc and PhD
Language
English
School
Address
Course director
Course lecturer(s)
Maurice Vergeer
Course aim
Theorize how journalists and politicians use social me There are several theoretical approaches to understanding social media use in general, but also specifically in the fields of political communication and journalism. How to apply theories and hypotheses to data in these two field will be the focus the first week Understand the different methods needed to test theories on social media in political communication and journalism. Specific theories and hypotheses require specific research designs, methods and In week two the focus will be on Rasa data collection technique, as well as an analytical tool for testing hypotheses. You will be able to access Application Programming Interfaces (APis), in order to access data. You will be able to set up an R installation on your computer, and find and install relevant packages. You will be able to perform basic analyses on social media data using R This will range from frequencies, cross tabulation, correlations, multidimensional scaling and regression analysis. The data that will be used will mostly be provided for, but also data collected during the course will be used.
Course contents / programme
Required Knowledge and preparation
Teaching methods
Assessment
Course type
Summer School
Consecutive days
Yes
Online course
No
Duration (net days)
10
Credits
4
Course fee
€985. Discounts available. See website.
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Motivation letter and CV
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front approval