Big Data Analytics

In Big Data Analytics, students will learn how to model interesting political questions when data is abundant. How to extract meaningful political answers using half a million law initiatives in Congress. How to augment data to model seats and votes. How to understand the propagation of political messages with millions of tweets.
Thus, students will learn how to employ some of the most often discussed methods advanced in the literature in the last years to analyze digital texts (from political speeches to social media data) and to extract from them useful information for texting their own hypotheses. In doing that, they will learn some fascinating topics such as: machine learning and artificial intelligence, network analysis, structural topic models. Data analytics is a resource, not an end. Big data is an advantage, not the goal.