How to implement a log likelihood test on corpora using Python

Yep, the stats are back this week and they are even better! I took my lunch break to implement the log likelihood ratio that is described in this fascinating paper. It took me less time to code than the blasted chi squared and runs at least 10 times as fast. Here’s how I did it!

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The House that Fox Built – Phillips

This paper is an old favorite as it’s one of the few papers that I’ve found that looks at 4Chan and its interactions with the mainstream media. I’ve used it in the past for nice quotes but it’s relevant now because of how it meshes with what Ellis was saying in the last paper we read.

Phillips, W. (2013). The House That Fox Built Anonymous, Spectacle, and Cycles of Amplification. Television & New Media, 14(6), 494-509.

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What Bronies See When They Brohoof – Ellis

I’d been saving this paper because I came across it late in the writing stage of my dissertation and didn’t want to get into anything that might make me re-write sections and I’m a little sad that I didn’t take a risk and read it in my spare time. What it looses in it’s lack of technical depth it makes up for in it’s insights; this is a really kind article!

Ellis, B. (2015). What Bronies See When They Brohoof: Queering Animation on the Dark and Evil Internet. Journal of American Folklore, 128(509), 298-314.

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