Public Speaking Event -
January 28, 2005

photo of Dr. Stuart ShulmanThis seminar will report recent research undertakings and findings from two U.S. National Science Foundation-funded studies. Specifically, Dr. Shulman will discuss the use of Atlas.ti to code samples of public comment datasets. The coding scheme being developed serves dual purposes: 1) as part of testing several social science hypotheses about electronic media that may be enhancing democratic deliberation, and 2) helping to build natural language processing tools for navigating through large, unstructured text datasets. Dr. Shulman's seminar will conclude with a discussion of plans for a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in eGovernment, featuring innovative curricula at the intersection of the social, computer, and information sciences.

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