PhDnet@CAIS. Webinar on network analysis in Wikipedia with Gephi
Due to the Corona pandemic, PhDnet@CAIS continues its series on digital methods for humanities scholars virtually.
The webinar on 26 May 2020 will focus on the analysis of digital data. Dr Björn Ross (University of Duisburg-Essen) will give an introduction to the analysis of networks in Wikipedia with Gephi.
First, it will be presented how social networks can be obtained from Wikipedia article discussion pages, which map the relationships between the authors. Importing other network data and filtering the networks to a manageable size are also addressed. It is presented how various network metrics can be calculated with Gephi and what significance they have for quantitative and qualitative analyses.
Afterwards, the participants will have the opportunity to gather their own experiences with the analysis of networks with Gephi in small groups. Finally, the results and collected experiences will be compiled and discussed. Previous knowledge is not required. Any software to be installed will be announced in good time.
The PhDnet@CAIS is an open networking offer of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) and supports PhD students in the long term – even beyond the completion of their dissertation. The network offers academic contacts across disciplinary boundaries. It organises events for PhD students whose projects deal with the social opportunities and risks of digitalisation.