COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Big Data Tool & Communication
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 102 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

Many people assume “big data” sets are neutral purveyors of truth, and students in humanities and social sciences communication fields increasingly use freely available tools to scrape “public” information from social media sites. However, is this data really an accurate representation of the social media landscape, and what are the ethical implications of it? Students in this course learn to use some simple and freely available tools to collect and analyze “public” data alongside critical analytic frameworks to communicate about this data accurately and ethically. In the first half of the class, students compose two smaller papers about their analyses. In the second half of the class, students pose further qualitative questions about their data to compose a longer paper.

Schedule

COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
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001 (REC)
 In Person
37608
Open
3
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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