Session 1. 12/2/19. Introduction
- what does Japanese popular culture do for me
- what skills has it taught me
- how did my attitude versus Japanese popular culture change since entering the JS program
- Brainstorm: What is popular culture?
- Course introduction and set-up
Part 1. Research
Session 2. 19/2/19. Popular culture, a working definition
- discuss survey results
- guest speaker: Jan Baetens, What is popular culture?
- types of primary sources
- themes, genres and media
Session 3. 26/2/19 Status questionis.
- research platforms
- conferences and associations
Session 4. 5/3/19 Research Groups.
- brainstorm: What shall we make?
- Which media will get the focus?
- theme: cultural globalisation
- Zotero: handling sources and reading notes
Part 2. Handling non-academic data
Session 5. 12/3/19 Web scraping
- Google docs scraping functions
- Outwit Hub
- Nvivo scraping plugin
Session 6. 19/3/19 Web scraping II
- Outwit Hub demo
- scraping exercise
Session 7. 26/3/19The format
- assignment: reading note
Session 8. 2/4/19 Skills researching popular culture help you acquire
- guest speaker: Nele Noppe
- provisional round-up: what progress have the different teams made
Part 3. Making stuff
Session 9. 23/4/19 Data cleaning
Session 10. 30/4/19 Text analysis, text mining
Session 11. 7/5/19 DH-driven research papers
- guest speaker: Stevie Poppe
- Nvivo demo