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An introduction to quantitative text analysis using R and Quanteda

  • Sir Roland Wilson Building SRWB 2.02 120 McCoy Circuit Acton, ACT 2601 Australia (map)

Fast, flexible and scaleable text analysis for social science is possible using the R language and the Quanteda family of packages. In this tutorial Ken Benoit, Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods at LSE will provide an overview of the language’s capabilities for natural language processing and text analysis, using a package (Quanteda) that Ken has developed. The tutorial will provide an introduction to and survey of Quanteda’s capabilities, and provide suggestions for future learning in this area.


Quanteda Studio was one of the inaugural winners of the SAGE Ocean Concept Grant program. Read more about Quanteda and our Concept Grants here.