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Introduction to Computational Communication Science - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties module number 200833 - common information
module number200833
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2559 (Kommunikationswissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Computational Communication Science)
module leaderProf. Dr. Emese Domahidi
languageEnglisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experienceFamiliarity with empirical methods and quantitative data analysis in communication research

Data analysis software skills (e.g. R, Python) are a plus, however, not mandatory.

learning outcomeStudents can review relevant literature on specific topics in computational communication science.

Students can understand the theoretical background behind the field of computational social and communication science.

Students are familiar with different computational methods (e.g. sentiment analysis, supervised machine learning) during the course.

On the basis of recommended readings participants can apply and evaluate these theoretical perspectives and methods.

contentThis course will focus mostly on social and communication science providing at the same time the very basic understanding of new computational methods that can be employed to collect and process digital data.

Important topics, such as ethics and availability of digital data, will be reviewed in the seminar. Students will also get a glimpse at the methods of automated text analysis, which has become an essential skill for every communication specialist. Knowledge received in the class can be further applied in the field of journalism, marketing, and advertising.

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

https://moodle2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/view.php?id=3717

All materials will be made available on Moodle.

You will need: Camera for video transmission (720p/HD), microphone, Internet connection (suitable for HD audio and video transmission: 4 Mbps), terminal device that meets the technical requirements of the required software.

literature / references

Will be announced each semester.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameIntroduction to Computational Communication Science
examination number2500592
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students have to participate actively in discussions. Students are required to make presentations based on research papers. Students are required to submit a research paper on one of the topics discussed in class.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
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Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021, Master International Business Economics 2021
module nameIntroduction to Computational Communication Science
examination number2500592
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students have to participate actively in discussions. Students are required to make presentations based on research papers. Students are required to submit a research paper on one of the topics discussed in class.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants