Summary of Office Hours I

Thank you to everyone who came along to our first joint office hours today.

Topics of discussion included:

  • How we’re going to organise sessions and how they’ll normally run.
  • Supporting NVivo – how to make the most of the data model, and limitations for larger collections of short text.
  • When do you know you need to start building a database? And when are spreadsheets or flat files more appropriate?
  • Disambiguation approaches to geolocating place names in textual data, including a discussion of appropriate measures for performance in the context of specific tasks.
  • The challenges of collecting (or inferring) demographics for surveys and social media data.

We will be back on again in two weeks on October 26 – you can register and see more info on our Office Hours page.

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