11th CODH Seminar
Text Mining for Analyzing Research Communities:
Sociological Topics and Socio-Technical Imaginaries

The seminar presents studies of communication in and about science with an emphasis on its social dimension. The case studies from the Czech Republic and Japan demonstrate various approaches to quantitative text analysis as a way to trace the evolution of scientific topics. By focusing on the changes in the research agenda of social scientists and in the public perception and evaluation of science, the presentations will provide insight into trends in wider social values.

Program

Date September 25 (Wed), 2019
Venue 1208 Meeting Room (12F), National Institute of Informatics. Access to NII.
Fee Free
Note that registration in advance is requested.
Language English
13:30 Open the venue
14:00-14:30 Making Inferences with Topic Modeling: The Effects of Sociological Topics on Citation Impact Radim Hladik (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Informatics)
14:30-15:00 The Trends of Research Methods in Japanese Sociology, 1952-2018 Hiroshi Tarohmaru (Kyoto University)
15:00-15:30 Understanding of Socio-technical Imaginary and ELSI: an Application of Social Science Perspectives and Quantitative Text Analysis." Ryuma Shineha (Seijo University)
15:30-16:00 Open Floor Discussion and Closing All

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Making Inferences with Topic Modeling: The Effects of Sociological Topics on Citation Impact

Radim Hladik (National Institute of Informatics)

The presentation will introduce an original adaptation of the TopSBM topic model to measure the association of articles with topics in a sociological corpus. The proposed approach can quantify topical consistency in journal impact as well as provide weights for a fairer assessment of individual articles.

The Trends of Research Methods in Japanese Sociology, 1952-2018

Hiroshi Tarohmaru (Kyoto University)

We describe the change of Japanese sociology by estimating the trend of popular methods employed on two leading journals in Japanese sociology. We argue that theoretical methods were dominant and increased until 1980's, but since then qualitative methods increased and are dominant in 2010's. We discuss the backgrounds of this change.

Understanding of Socio-technical Imaginary and ELSI: an Application of Social Science Perspectives and Quantitative Text Analysis

Ryuma Shineha (Seijo University)

The talk will focus on an application of social science perspectives and quantitative text analysis to analyze social aspects of emerging science and technology. Our research PJ has tried to analyze socio-technical imaginaries and social/ethical framings of emerging science and technology with quantitative media analysis and horizon scanning. In addition, I would like to discuss our tentative data and practices to consider social aspects of emerging science with implications from our analysis.

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