Tag Archive: Statistics

May 10 2017

GST1 – 6: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 3

GST 1 is a module at Maynooth University which aims to improve research skills and employability. To gain 5 ECTS for this module you need to attend 6 sessions and produce a diary entry or set of notes for each one. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 3: Inferential and Exploratory Quantitative Techniques Parametric and …

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May 04 2017

GST1 – 5: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2

GST 1 is a module at Maynooth University which aims to improve research skills and employability. To gain 5 ECTS for this module you need to attend 6 sessions and produce a diary entry or set of notes for each one. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing Hypothesis testing starts …

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Mar 10 2016

Beyond the Word Cloud

Possibly the most common entry level visualisation in computational textual analysis is the word cloud. There are multiple online tools (the best known probably being Wordle) which allow you to create them in all sorts of styles. A word cloud can be very useful for identifying frequent terms at a glance, or to indicate possible …

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Nov 13 2014

Rubber Duck Debugging

In the second week of the Coursera R Programming course and things were getting decidedly tough with the focus being on creating functions. The shift from basic calculations to writing functions is a very steep learning curve. I had made the mistake of reading a ‘warning’ post which highlighted the difficulties of creating the assignment …

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Nov 13 2014

Learning R – Next Steps

My initial foray into the world of programming seemed to go fairly well, at least, I managed to get my head around the basics and haven’t run screaming from my laptop. There were a few areas which I found more tricky than others, but I think that some of that is because I don’t have a maths …

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Nov 13 2014

Learning R – Understanding the Basics

As I have been delving deeper into the technicalities of a corpus-based approach to literature, it has become increasingly evident that I will need to get my head around some fairly complex statistical analysis. The more I read about this type of analysis, the more references to R I found. To be able to fully …

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