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Methods for analysing social networks

Center for Internet Research has invited the Belgian researcher Cedric Courtois who uses innovative methods for analysing social networks.

Therefore, we will host a seminar Friday February 17th from 11 to 1430, in Turing 130, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N.

The seminar will be in English and everybody is welcome.


11.00 Jakob Linaa Jensen, CFI, AU: Welcome, and "Sketch of a comprehensive framework for analysing social media data"

11.30 Cedric Courtois, University of Ghent, Belgium: "Using APIs and other innovative solutions to analyse social media / social networks"

12.30 Lunch (at own expense)

13.15 Niels Brügger: "Network analysis and web archiving" (abstract below)

13.45 Anja Bechmann: "Analysing shared content across media platforms"

14.15 Wrap-up

14.30 The end

Abstract Niels Brügger:

This presentation discusses some of the methodological challenges which may arise from performing network analyses on archived web material by the use of analytical software. Among others, the presentation will discuss such issues as completeness, temporal and spatial inconsistencies as well as a number of practical challenges. The methodological discussion takes as its point of departure the case of the political network on the web in relation to the Danish parliamentary elections in 2011, 2007 and 2001.