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Summer Research Camp (2018-07-05) (Orientation Day 3)

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During part of this day, the CSUN and UCSB groups will be in video conferencing contact with each other through the Zoom platform. 

 

 

1. Training Workshop (via Zoom link between UCSB and CSUN)

 

Each weekend, WE1S will use the LexisNexis Web Services Kit to batch-collect materials. Then during the following week, teams will analyze the materials using topic modeling (and in future potentially other methods). As the project proceeds, teams will be tasked with addressing a series of questions that are project-wide or specific to a team (e.g., "Do we need to collect based on searching not just for the phrase 'humanities' but also 'liberal arts' and 'the arts'?" "Are we recognizing a meaningful difference between our corpus of materials and a general random corpus?" "Does the U.S. team need to increase or decrease the representation of local newspapers?" "How do we deal with media conglomerates or news services?").

 

Today's workshop provides hands-on training with the following:

 

  1. Queuing collection jobs
  2. Creating topic models
  3. Analyzing results of collection jobs -- An initial plan for analysis work each week is as follows (to be revised as we compare results and suggest improvements):
    1. Generating topic models in the Jupyter notebook Workspace
    2. Examining topic models (with different numbers of topics) in dfr-browser (Signs topic model by Andrew Goldstone)
    3. Examining representative articles in a topic
    4. Addressing specific questions  
    5. Team discussions of results each week to use current results to iterate or refine collection work, and to push forward with new collection work.
    6. Cross-team discussions each week.
    7. Annotating and sharing observations, problems, plans team "lab notebooks" in the project Google Drive space.

 

 

 

2. Prep for AM Team Meetings (before lunch break)

 

  • AM Teams:

          1. U.S. and Canada team (national, regional, and local newspapers) red asterisk

    • UCSB
      • Selin Karabulut
      • Kajsa Niehusen
      • Sean Gilleran
      • Dan Baciu
      • Alanna Bartolini
    • CSUN
      • Joyce Brummet
      • Katie Wolf
      • Colleen Tripp

          2. United Kingdom team red asterisk

    • UCSB
      • Jennifer Hessler
      • Abigail Droge
    • CSUN
      • Samantha Wallace
      • Scott Kleinman

          3. Asia team (South Asia and Far East) red asterisk

    • UCSB
      • Sihwa Park
      • Alanna Bartolini
    • CSUN
      • Maureen Nyhan
      • Phu Nguyen

          4. Australia & New Zealand team red asterisk

          5. Mexico, Central, & South America team

    • UCSB
      • Rebecca Baker
    • CSUN
      • Kenia Rodriguez
      • Vanessa Lopez

          6. Europe team (Western & Eastern Europe)

    • UCSB
      • Sandra Auderset
      • Aili Peeker
      • Kajsa Niehusen
    • CSUN
      • Mauro Carassai

          7. Mideast & Africa team

    • UCSB
      • Nazanin Keynejad
      • Tyler Shoemaker

          8. Diverse populations team (starting with U.S.)

    • UCSB
      • Giorgina Paiella
      • Abigail Droge
      • Lindsay Thomas
    • CSUN
      • Colleen Tripp
      • Kenia Rodriguez
      • Joyce Brummet
      • Katie Wolf
      • Samanta Wallace
      • Vanessa Lopez

          9. Alternative politics and media team (starting with U.S.)

    • UCSB
      • Sean Gilleran
    • CSUN
      • Raymond Steding

          10. Broadcast and Internet media team

    • UCSB
      • Aili Peeker
      • Ryan Leach
      • Dan Baciu
    • CSUN
      • Mauro Carassai
      • Maureen Nyhan

 

  asterisk-red-small.gif These areas include Commonwealth nations for which we may need to collect and analyze articles including the phrase “the arts” as well as the phrase “humanities”

 

  • After lunch, each team will meet on each respective campus. If you are a member of more than 1 team, you can float between meetings or switch halfway through the meeting time. 
    • Suggested "first wave" teams at CSUN: 
      • US & Canada
      • UK
      • Asia
      • Mexico, Central, and South America
      • Europe
      • Alternative politics and meda
    • Suggested "second wave" teams at CSUN:
      • Diverse populations
      • Broadcast and internet media 
    • All teams at UCSB can meet simultaneously, with members floating between them or switching to a new team halfway through. 
  • Normal working pattern during the rest of July:
    •  We suggest that except in a few cases (if there are too few members of a team on one campus, e.g., teams 5, 6, and 9) the UCSB and CSUN teams for a specific area function semi-autonomously, Zooming when they feel the need to. That is, they self-organize the Zooming.
  • Today:
    • We suggest that the UCSB and CSUN teams work independently, and then we use the common (Zoomed) triage session at the end briefly to compare notes between teams if needed to decide whether or not to triage a team out (but deferring other team discussion and coordination between teams for next week's AM sessions). The teams that have only 1 member on a campus -- teams 5, 6, 9 -- can Zoom between the campuses today.
    • Team 5: Rebecca, Kenia and Vanessa aren't available for today's session. But you have their email addresses, and you can work independently today and loop them in next week.
  • If you belong to team 5, 6, or 9, make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer so you can host and/or join a meeting (instructions).

 


 

2. AM Team Meetings 

 

  • Initial AM team meetings to discuss goals, tasks, and milestones, using each team's "starter kit" as a reference: http://we1s.ucsb.edu/category/research/summer-camp-2018/am-teams/starter-kits-for-am-teams/
  • Each AM team should treat these starting-kit materials as initial suggestion, and then revise, fine-tune, or simplify them to create:
    • An initial collection queue of sources (can be organized as "stage 1" for immediate collection, and future stages for next to be collected)
    • An initial research question or two that the first set of collected materials can help answer--especially questions that can help guide future stages of collection (e.g., "Do we need to collect on the phrase 'liberal arts' in addition to 'humanities'?") 

 

 

 

3. AM Team Triage (via Zoom link between UCSB and CSUN)

 

  • Whole-group discussion and triage of AM teams: goals and priorities for each team; what teams stay and what teams go.

 


 

 

 

 

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