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Registration is now open for the pre-conference workshops of the 16th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP16).  The 3 workshops will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:30am – 5pm).  Further details are available on the ICLASP16 website.

Workshop 1. Clear, Concise, and Graceful Scientific Writing with Dr. Robert Kail (Purdue University)

This workshop will consist of several lessons designed to help participants learn to write clearly, concisely, and gracefully. The workshop will be highly interactive: each lesson is organized around a single theme (e.g., how to convey emphasis) in which heuristics are presented and participants practice those heuristics in an anonymous chat room.

Workshop 2. Webs of Relationships: An Introduction to Social Network Theory, Research and Analysis with Dr. Marina Doucerain (Université du Québec à Montréal)

This workshop will provide an introduction to researchers interested in studying social networks, with a particular emphasis on egocentric networks (analyzing an individual’s personal network in contrast to a complete bounded network such as a class or a corporation). The first objective is to offer a primer on social network theory and terminology. The second objective is to provide an overview of the research methods involved in collecting social network data. The third objective is to help participants develop basic skills in social network data analysis in R. Lab exercise will allow participants to apply the information learned and practice the procedures presented during the workshop.

Workshop 3. Foundations and Practice in Computerized Language Analysis Techniques with Dr. Ryan Boyd (University of Texas at Austin)

The workshop will provide foundational, hands-on training in modern computerized text analysis techniques. Core concepts of automated language analysis will be covered, including data acquisition, preparation, and “rules of thumb” for applying these methods to your own work. Topics include data acquisition, cleaning and organization; top-down analyses (“the dictionary approach”); bottom-up analyses (i.e., topic modeling/meaning extraction); visualizing results; and more advanced analyses, if time allows. This workshop will include several hands-on practice sessions with (mostly) free, open-source software. Ultimately, the goal of this workshop is for you to be able to start using these techniques immediately, allowing you to get the most from your workshop experience.

Register now for this superb professional training opportunity!

Please visit the IALSP website to learn more about our organization. Also visit the ICLASP16 website for information about the 16th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology taking place in Edmonton, AB, from June 20 to 23, 2018.