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Introduction to analysing social media data

To help you get started and inspired with social media analyses, we’ve collected a first set of practical projects that provide a starting point. There are a myrdiad of projects and methods discussion around social media data. Therefore, we welcome additional content and have added a selection of chapters below that would make for great contributions.

Data Collection and Analysis of TikTok Hashtags with JavaScript and Phyton: In this chapter you will learn about the different steps necessary to conduct a hashtag analysis on TikTok: From collecting the data to analysing it with Python and visualising it.

Introduction to social network analysis in R and Gephi: This chapter is an introductory tutorial to the broad field of social network analysis. The tutorial includes an example of how to use social network analysis to detect communities in online debates on social platforms like X (Twitter).

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