Workshop: Optimizing (Socio-)linguistic Analysis: Language Variation Suite Toolkit

Time: 04/12/18 1:30pm EST – 3:00pm EST

Venue: Woodburn Hall, 200 (SSRC Grand Hall)

In the format of hands-on session, this workshop will introduce participants to the Language Variation Suite (LVS), a user-friendly interactive web application built in R. LVS provides access to advanced statistical methods and visualization techniques, such as mixed-effects modeling, conditional and random tree analyses, cluster analysis. These advanced methods enable researchers to handle imbalanced data, measure individual and group variation, estimate significance, and rank variables according to their significance.

Workshop files:

  1. Categorical data csv – Use of R in New York (Labov 1966)
  2. Continuous data csv – Intervocalic /d/ (Díaz-Campos et al. 2016)
  3. Language Variation Suite
  4. Slides



Shiny Web Application – Workshop

“The impact of data scientists’ work depends on how well others can understand their insights to take further actions” (blog)

In this workshop, I will introduce you to the concept of Declarative Reactive Web Frameworks, allowing for interactive user-friendly data visualization and data analytics, particularly Shiny. Shiny is an R package that creates interactive applications for data visualization.

You will learn some Shiny basics: how to build your reactive app and deploy it to the server.

Workshop materials:

  1. R installation Instructions – slides
  2. CSV file –  download
  3. Workshop Slides – slides
  4. Shiny Workshop Files: zip file
  5. Video of the workshop: youtube

Credits: Some ideas are based on the great tutorial by Dean Attali.