Working with Twitter data in R

Workshop delivered at Queen’s University Belfast, 2019

In 2019 I delivered a workshop on working with Twitter data in R at Queen’s University, Belfast, as part of the interdisciplinary New Methods for New Media summer school. The tutorial covers:

  • how to collect Twitter data and search for tweets by content, user, and location
  • how to analyse patterns of word use on Twitter, including ngrams and ngram networks
  • how to work with geolocation data and visualise regional variation with static and interactive maps
  • how to perform basic sentiment analysis (e.g. to compare the evaluation of topics discussed on Twitter)