Network Analysis of Social Connections
Description: Using a dataset of character lines, can we uncover hidden interaction patterns in our favorite sitcoms? We used the techniques of network science to create interactive visualizations that show the complex social narrative structures that may shed light on how these sitcoms became so popular.
Total Time: 7 hours (4 hours for lecture and 3 hours for activities) and 1 assignment.
Prerequisites: Basic python syntax. Pandas and numpy experience is a plus.
April 2021 Schedule: April 26, 28, 30, and May 3, 5, 7 (7-8:30PM)
What you will learn: Data wrangling in Pandas, Network Theory Basics, Word cloud visualization, Interactive network visualization
Dataset: The Office/ F.R.I.E.N.D.S. character lines dataset