8 06, 2015

The world as seen in political statements

2018-06-15T17:49:13+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

A new Politico post produced by our lab examines the mentions of countries around the globe in congressional documents. We look at the frequency of country mentions and co-occurrence. These numbers were extracted from political statements provided by VoteSmart. Here we post the data we used for those visualizations. The files [...]

20 05, 2015

Term co-occurrence in party documents: Network data from our Politico post

2018-06-15T15:42:17+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

David Lazer, Oren Tsur, and I recently took a look at the use of the term "coal" in documents produced by members of the US Congress. Some numbers and visualizations based on this were published by Politico. Here, we post the data behind the network map of term co-occurrence in coal-related [...]

29 03, 2015

Deleted congressional tweets: the R code

2018-06-15T17:33:24+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are interested in analyzing the deleted tweets of politicians, my new R package PolitwoopsR is available on GitHub. Also see this R script examining deleted tweets. [Update 15/04/02] If you were brought here by a Dean Richards Twitter bot, read this. A few days ago I published [...]

10 03, 2015

The Congress Tweets You Never Did See

2018-06-16T01:04:05+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

Politicians Descriptive Party States URLs Terms/Tags Sentiment Term net [UPDATE 15/03/30] Check out this follow-up post to get the R code used to extract and clean the Politwoops & Twitter data. A package that automates the data collection is now available on GitHub: PolitwoopsR. For some months now, I've been playing [...]