Jan Zilinsky

 

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Pre-processing text data with tm, quanteda & tidytext packages

Suppose you start with some sentences / passages / documents, and you want to pre-process the corpus before generating a document-term matrix (DTM, or DFM). This post will...

Trust in the EU climbing up in Slovakia

The EU is more popular in Slovakia than a cursory look at political debates would make you believe....

Working more efficiently with RStudio

For most of social science work Stata is all we "need". But it costs money, it's not friendly if you need to show model...

Voting patterns in 2016: Partisanship

Most partisans - Democrats and Republicans - voted for the candidate their own party nominated....

Can you believe the media? Evidence from 3 surveys

8,000 Americans were asked about the credibility of the media, as part of Voter Study Group, and the results suggest that there are still people...

Social science research with better data

A common problem in economic research is that a crucial variable is either not recorded, or it is not accurately captured. A typical example: when people...

Social Media as the New Public Address System

Pablo Barberá and Thomas Zeitzoff just published a new paper that documents how quickly governments/leaders have started adopting social media. They find that "the...

Innovation in protective bubbles

Facebook encourages people to collect "memories" in the same place. It can certainly be useful down the road to have a centralized repository, given...

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