U4 Day 22-24: PD Discussion Topic
Days 22 - 24: Filtering Text data (remove punctuation, remove case, remove stop words, stemming), Analyzing word counts.
The above is the lesson I wish to expand upon.
Students will work in teams of four to complete this project.
As this is an election year, students will analyze transcripts of debates to observe trends in topics discussed.
Students will identify the top five words used for each party then compare and contrast their findings with the party’s typical stance.
In non-election years, students may self-select topics.
Students will use the following site or others similar to it to analyze the text for word frequency: http://www.online-utility.org/text/analyzer.jsp
When analysis has completed, students will then prepare a powerpoint presentation to share their findings with the class.
An example of the completed analysis can look like this: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/04/us/politics/20080905_WORDS_GRAPHIC.html?_r=0