Masculinities in Cyberspace – Schmitz & Kazyak – Part 2 (Methodology)

Following on from last week’s methodology, the time has come to talk about findings! I’m really excited to talk about the findings here as they are attempting to bucket the methods and strategies that Men’s Rights Activists are using online both to create their own identities and to convince others by progressing their arguments. Their research questions were;

  • ” are the sampled MRA groups antithetical to feminism and the goals of gender equality?”
  • ” what strategies do online MRA groups utilize to delegitimize feminism and the goals of gender equality?”

Lets dive back in!

Schmitz, R. M., & Kazyak, E. (2016). Masculinities in Cyberspace: An Analysis of Portrayals of Manhood in Men’s Rights Activist Websites. Social Sciences5(2), 18.

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Comparing Corpora using Frequency Profiling – Rayson & Garside

If you want to learn how to do a technique then it might be an idea to check the source of the technique in the first place. Whilst Rayson and Garside didn’t invent the technique, they perfected it! In the last post I explained how I implemented their work, this post is all about the ins and outs of their paper that has been cited a huge 492 times!

Rayson, P., & Garside, R. (2000, October). Comparing corpora using frequency profiling. In Proceedings of the workshop on Comparing Corpora(pp. 1-6). Association for Computational Linguistics.

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Masculinities in Cyberspace – Schmitz & Kazyak

You know me, I’m fascinated by masculinities online and when I came across this citation I just couldn’t resist! I’m usually a stickler for methodology in gender research but this paper really got me thinking. I’ll admit it’s not my perfect cup of tea…

But it’s pretty close!

Schmitz, R. M., & Kazyak, E. (2016). Masculinities in Cyberspace: An Analysis of Portrayals of Manhood in Men’s Rights Activist Websites. Social Sciences5(2), 18.

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The Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon U-Test For Corpus Linguistics (Python)

I’m currently working on the analysis for the counter/analysis of the hypothesis proposed in this paper I read recently and I thought I might share back in how I’m the data do my bidding.

All cards on the table: I’m using Python 2.7 on a laptop with an i7 in it on a corpus of 14000 tweets pulled from a set of seed keywords that are linked to AAVE and a comparison corpus that is based on general Twitter usage.

Good? Good! I’ll start with the process, then cover some of the theory of why you’d use the Mann Whitney Wilcoxon, why it works in my case and then finally how it works!

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