Newspaper framing of separation of families at the United States border Students use text analysis to analyze how the separation of families at the U.S. border is framed in newspapers, then write a formal paper incorporating their analysis and supporting visualizations. Versions:
Mapping Segregation and Inequalities in the Boston Area Using ArcGIS software, students create digital maps illustrating the relationships between residential segregation and social inequalities. Versions:
Algorithmic Representations of Philosophical Arguments and Conceptual Frameworks Students design algorithmic representations of philosophical arguments and metaphysical/epistemological frameworks that organize the philosophical materials in terms of an input-processing-output model... Versions:
A comparison of authors writing using text analysis Students write a report comparing the writing of two authors using word unigram and bigram analysis and submit a Jupyter Notebook showing the code used to extract the data used in the analysis. Versions:
Where should one live in the US to minimize uninsured medical costs? Students analyze aggregate Medicare claim information from US hospitals to answer the question: where should someone live to minimize their medical costs? Versions:
Professional Writing Text Comparison for Word Choice, Style, and Audience Students will use Voyant to compare professionally written journalism texts across genres to analyze word and style choices and make connections to intended audience. Versions:
What Makes a Witch? A Salem Witch Trials network analysis Using network analysis and the Salem Witchcraft Papers, students will write a research essay that combines both qualitative and quantitative primary sources. Versions:
U.S. Holocaust Memorials and Museums In this assignment, students analyze an interactive map with layers (geographic location of all monuments, and geographic spread of monuments by decade) as well as a timeline showing the number of monu... Versions:
Comparing Centrality Measures. Using small scale graphs ( or networks ) at first, student will compute degree centrality, closeness/farness centrality, and betweenness centrality for the purpose of comparing these measures and devel...
Local/Regional Perspectives on the Myth/Enlightenment Dialectic (respectively, Wallerstein’s world-sy... Students individually create a set of overlays (images, labeled paths, tours, texts, etc.) in GoogleEarth Pro indexing some of the major events and developments of a particular geographical-social-cult... Versions:
Philosophical Argument Formalization/Visualization Students express the underlying logical structure of a philosophical text by formalizing the connections between its constituent claims as a bimodal hierarchical tree. Versions:
Testing Hypotheses and Research Questions through Social Network Analysis Students will create hypotheses related to co-occurance and/or influence based on a specific interest, construct a dataset based on this interest, and test the hypotheses through network analysis. Versions:
Mapping Community Level Characteristics Associated with Opioid Related Deaths in Massachusetts Using GIS, students will map community level characteristics associated with opioid related deaths in Massachusetts.
Group Analysis of Team Proposal Using Textual Visualization Tools Lexos and Voyant Students utilized the textual analysis tools of Lexos and Voyant to identify and analyze word frequencies, positive and negative correlations or juxtapositions of words across a collaborative document ... Versions:
Framing Analysis of the Opioid Crisis in Print News Students identify dominant frames in opioid crisis new stories using text analysis. Versions:
Using words to infer methodology and formulate hypothesis on a given topic Using Lexos or Voyant, the assignment will require students to search for and clean data, infer from content analysis about methodology used, and to formulate a hypothesis about the causation for the t...