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Card-index course

Software for Analysis of Textual Data

Logiciels pour l'analyse de données textuelles

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Guillaume Guex
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2016 ->

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
4 hours per week

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 6.00


Mastering the use of software as well as the theoretical basis of the analysis of textual data.


The seminar will introduce the analysis of textual data by practicing the following softwares.

- IRaMuTeQ and tm for quantitative analysis,

- RQDA for qualitative analysis.

Various other R packages (streamR, twitteR, Rfacebook, Rflickr,
qdap) will be used occasionally to harvest or analyse textual data.

To validate the seminar the students will have to constitute and analyze a corpus, and finally report the results.

Additional information


Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
Unicentre  -  CH-1015 Lausanne  -  Suisse  -  Tél. +41 21 692 11 11  -  Fax  +41 21 692 26 15