Communicating Contentious Scientific Topic in the Age of Social Media
Epidemiology Major (School of Public Health)
Noriko Hara (Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering)
We will analyze social media data regarding contentious scientific topics such as environmental or health issues that appear to have contradicting information for the general public. We will investigate how the conversations and discussions evolve on different platforms (such as reddit and Twitter).
Technology or Computational Component
Data collection and some analysis may require programming as data collection uses API. The knowledge of using R would be helpful.