Network Analysis Tools For Data Visualization

There are a handful of free tools available to conduct network analysis. No matter which field you belong to, network analysis and visualizations can greatly enhance your understanding of key players within a network or a community. I would categorize these tools by the level of difficulty in terms of learning a programming language (such as R) or simply navigating your way through a relatively easier program (needing no programming … Continue Reading

Sentiment Analysis with SentiStrength

The following is a tutorial for conducting a quality sentiment analysis of social media data (in this case Twitter). I describe what sentiment analysis is, how it started, and why it is important. I also offer a sentiment analysis process that I believe sums up the technique. I then introduce a valuable tool called SentiStrength. Following data cleaning and analysis, sentiment is visualized. As of now there isn’t a comprehensive … Continue Reading

Trust but verify (Доверяй, но проверяй, Doveryai, no proveryai)

2019 starts with an important research publication concerning the rise of misinformation and the importance of information verification: Khan, M. L., & Idris, I. K. (2019). Recognize Misinformation and Verify Before Sharing: A Reasoned Action and Information Literacy Perspective, Behavior & Information Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1578828.              After a rigorous double-blind review by three reviewers, the paper is now finally published in Behavior and Information Technology journal. The … Continue Reading

Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World

I was invited by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University to deliver a talk in Café Conversations discussing “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. Responding to the changing environment, organizations are employing data analytics to analyze big data to understand human behavior in digital spaces and … Continue Reading

AEJMC 2018 in Washington D.C.

The annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference took place in Washington, D.C., from August 6th through August 9th. This year too, the gathering brought together hundreds of research scholars, educators, and practitioners from around the world. The conference is a go to place for anyone interested in knowing more about the latest research in the wider field of Communication. The AEJMC conference featured a number … Continue Reading

Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program

The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosts the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program. The program brings together journalism and media scholars from 18 different countries. This year too (SUSI 2018) the scholars attended an insightful and interactive presentation by Dr. Laeeq Khan, Director of SMART Lab and learnt about our work and research in social data … Continue Reading

BEA – Las Vegas 2018

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) had its 63rd Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 07 – 10, 2018. If you haven’t heard about BEA, here is a brief introduction from their website: “The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district … Continue Reading