K. Bret Staudt Willet | Florida State University
Friday, March 4, 2022
I think that you might be so sure that you’re one in a million, that sometimes you forget that out there you’re just one in 11.
– Ted Lasso
“I think that you might be so sure that you’re one in a million, that sometimes you forget that out there you’re just one in 11.” - Ted Lasso
So many aspects of the world around us are connected and interact with one another. Sometimes our attention focuses on a single person or a single element, but thinking about networks helps us take a step back and consider the larger systems. Social network analysis is a rigorous approach to describe and infer patterns in systems of interacting parts.
In this workshop, I will provide guidance for understanding and exploring networks. Abstract principles will be grounded by using R to analyze a dataset that is likely of interest to many AECT participants: tweets related to the AECT 2019 convention.
Specific learning objectives of this workshop include:
The level of instruction will be suitable for participants looking for an introduction to networks and new to using R. This workshop is for both researchers and practitioners interested in using new computational research methods in their work, from a wide variety of scholarly and professional backgrounds. There are no suggested prerequisites for attending.
Not that long ago, I too was a beginner in thinking about networks, conducting social media research, and using R. I remember what it was like to get started, and I enjoy helping others take those first steps in a better supported and less painful way.