Tag Archives: 'Methods'

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Snurb, 31 March 2015
This post builds on the new approach to transforming Twitter datasets generated by the TCAT tracking tool for analysis in Tableau which I’ve introduced in my recent posts. Often, we will be interested in exploring the [...]

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Snurb, 2 March 2015
In my previous post, I introduced a new set of Gawk scripts to extract a range of additional information from standard TCAT datafiles, in order to enable their use for data exploration, analysis, and visualisation in [...]

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Snurb, 2 March 2015
Much of the research we’ve presented on this site over the years has built on yourTwapperkeeper, our trusty old tool for gathering Twitter data. But yTK isn’t the most modern of platforms any more, provides only [...]

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Jean Burgess, 15 March 2013
I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the methods-focused special issue of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (JOBEM) edited with my CCI colleagues Axel Bruns and Larissa Hjorth is out now. When [...]

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

Snurb, 29 September 2012
Any self-respecting Internet researcher will already be aware that the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is the place to keep track of what’s cutting edge in the field. On the AoIR mailing-list, there’s been an interesting [...]

CoSCI Keynote Video and New Article on Twitter and Journalism

CoSCI Keynote Video and New Article on Twitter and Journalism

Snurb, 26 August 2012
At the start of the month, Jean and I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote at the Conference on Science and the Internet, organised by our ATN-DAAD research partners in Düsseldorf. I’m happy to report [...]

New Articles on Twitter and Journalism

New Articles on Twitter and Journalism

Snurb, 4 June 2012
Somehow I don’t think we ever quite got around to posting this: a couple of months ago, two research publications by my QUT colleague Jean Burgess and myself appeared in Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice within [...]

Doing Blog Research (Again)

Doing Blog Research (Again)

Snurb, 2 May 2012
Just to show that we haven’t forgotten about the blog-related aspects of our research work (which have been backgrounded a little by the recent flurry of research around Twitter and crisis communication and/or politics): Jean and [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. This is the final instalment of my four-part introduction to the metrify.awk script for [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. Over the past couple of posts, I’ve introduced our new metrify.awk Twitter metrics script, [...]