Introduction to Voyant
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
Voyant Tools is a web-based tool for digital textual analysis. A suite of analysis and visualization tools allows researchers to “see through” texts and gain insight from word frequency, collocated terms, and other metrics. Voyant Tools is unique because it requires no set-up ahead of time and is user-friendly for those without any coding skills. In this workshop, we introduce participants to Voyant, showing how to create your own corpus in Voyant to analyze digital texts. We will walk you through the basics of finding, formatting, and uploading a text to use in Voyant including cleaning your text. We will demonstrate many of Voyant’s capabilities including visualization tools to create word clouds, word frequency trend graphs, and more playful visualizations that allow you to play with your text. We will also discuss the basics of designing a textual analysis project and give you ideas for using Voyant in your own research.
Presented by Digital Research Alliance of Canada