Graduate Course Descriptions

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6783. Tools to Analyze Language

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focus on the applied use of text analysis tools to analyze the links between natural language and psychological processes.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2022 9231 Storrs In Person Ramirez-Esparza, Nairan
Paxton, Alexandra
001 Reg TuTh 9:00am‑10:15am
14/15 3.00 Graded The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the links between natural language and psychological processes. This course is much more applied than theoretical, and it will include a range of ethical, methodological, and practical considerations that researchers weigh when working with natural data. Students will learn to work with existing corpora and to build novel corpora, and they will learn to analyze natural language using a range of premade software (e.g., Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count) and programming tools in R (e.g., tidytext). Throughout the course, students will build toward a novel final project that includes a manuscript and scientific presentation. This class is valid for students' statistics certificate.