Pilot/Practice Digital Content Analysis

Daniel Laurison, Swarthmore College

Professor Daniel Laurison was awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in his fall 2017 course, Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SOCI 016B). The course syllabus, assignment instructions, and completed student examples are made freely available here courtesy of the author.


In this assignment, students pick a small sample of social media content and analyze it using a technique of their choice, then write up their results/experience.