The aim of this seminar is to introduce Wikipedia data for social science research. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia entirely written and edited through user contributions. It became the world's largest "collective intelligence" experiment. Most part of Wikipedia data, such as edit history of articles and activities of editors, is freely open to the public and has great potential to answer social science questions. The seminar starts with introducing recent studies using Wikipedia data. After discussing research questions and analytic strategies using Wikipedia data, students will learn how to obtain and wrangle the data for analysis. The seminar also provides a demonstration of basic analysis using the data. As for programming languages, we use Python for connecting the Wikipedia APIs to obtain the data and R for analysis. The seminar provides basic Python programming, which covers the skill required for the course. R refresher can be offered upon request from students. The course is held in English. However, students can write a final paper either in English or German.
The course is part of admission "sow469/469/475/921 3GO SS Zusatzangebot".
The following rules apply for the admission:
The enrolment is possible from 01.03.2023, 16:00 to 13.05.2023, 23:59.
At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
Degree is Promotion and Subject is Pädagogik
Degree is Promotion and Subject is Sonderpädagogik
Degree is Promotion and Subject is Sustainability Economics and Management
Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
Degree is Promotion and Subject is Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften
Degree is Promotion and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.