Data, Tools and Methods: Making Sense of our Society

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Data, Tools and Methods: Making Sense of our Society

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Marketing, Media and Journalism, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5
  • Overview

    This module will propose an introduction to methods and tools for the understanding, analysis and manipulation of social data. Students will learn about social network analysis, sentiment analysis and topic modelling. They will develop an understanding of how these can help marketers work on their strategies, how journalists write their stories and policymakers take decisions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations