data analysis Archive

24 Jan 2017

Get inspired – Case studies on how urban planners use social media and open data

In 2014, the consortium of various partners launched a project urbandata2decide, coordinated by Austrian-based SME SYNYO GmbH. Its aim is to extract information, create visualizations, support decision-making and approach urban challenges. The reason why the project might
9 Jan 2017

Traffic hubs and one-way roads: Social Network Analysis & Web Analytics

I have recently introduced a method of hyperlink analysis. In this post, I would like to show one approach, how to use this method and social network analysis in web analytics. The hyperlink analysis is based on
29 Dec 2016

How to: a sentiment analysis using R

I would like to refer to a great article by David Robinson. In this article, you may read a very nice and thorough step-by-step guide for a sentiment analysis of Yelp reviews. The best thing about the
10 Dec 2016

A short overview of a hyperlink analysis

In this post, I would like to briefly introduce a hyperlink analysis – one of the traditional online research methods. The social researchers were pretty quick to understand and analyze the network nature of the internet and
16 Nov 2016

How to get likers and commenters of public posts

In this article, I would like to give a basic guide on how to download data from Facebook API about public posts of public Facebook pages. You may use such data for social network analysis, for text
2 Nov 2016

The examples of text analysis experiments using Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is an interesting tool for a text analysis of a text. It is very easy-to-use, pretty intuitive and offers several analytical possibilities for a researcher. For example, it is possible to create a tag cloud
8 Sep 2016

The language of your customers – why you should care about it?

The article may start with a popular example, used by Content Marketing Institute: “Have you ever listened to NPR radio announcers and imagined them walking around their normal lives talking like that? “Honey, we’re out of mustard”
23 May 2016

Open data for scientific purposes

Anyone interested in using open databases, check this website. It is a “(r)epository for public data sets of scientific interest”. A good thing about this database is that it includes data from different areas, such as genetics,
27 Apr 2016

A word cloud about the most important quality of a web analyst

Recently, usabilitytools.com published an interesting article. They asked 44 web analysts to answer several questions about web analysis and a web analyst and collected their answers. One of the questions was: What is the most important quality
10 Mar 2016

Experiments on Wikipedia

We have already covered a topic that Wikipedia is a great resource for research (you may find the article here). In this article, you may read a description of the whole methodology to be used to analyse