What were Russian Trolls saying on Twitter? How to Use a Text Mining, Content Analysis Approach to Find Out

As we have learned, during the 2016 US Presidential Election there were significant efforts by outside actors to influence the vote. There have been several investigations and reports written into those efforts. The following is a Blog by Ryan Atkinson explaining how he took a content analysis approach to examining more than a large volume of tweets and how he used WordStat software in his work. The project that Professor Joanne Miller and I worked on involved analyzing a dataset of over 200,000 tweets that were either sent or retweeted by Internet...

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WordStat 8 New Deviation Table Instantly Compares Words/Phrases Used by Different Variables

    We have introduced a special new feature to WordStat 8. This is a brand new feature that we believe you will find quite useful. We are calling it the Deviation Table. It allows you to see which words, phrases or topics are used more or less by different values of a categorical variable. You can also think of it as another way to view the Crosstab feature. The Deviation Table is simple to use. All you do is perform a word frequency or phrase extraction in WordStat. Click on the Cross Tab button in the toolbar and then click on the...

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