Comparisons in Twitter #Edchat during COVID-19

I am in the midst of two projects looking at how Twitter #Edchat tweets may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first project is primarily comparing tweets in Spring 2020 to those in the same timeframe a year earlier. The second project focuses on Spring 2020 but compares tweets from U.K. and U.S. users. I used geom_tile() in {ggplot2} to create heatmap plots to help me quickly visualize and compare a large number of data points.

#Edchat: Comparing 2019 to 2020

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#Edchat: Comparing U.K. to U.S. tweeters

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Top 100 hashtags comparison

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Top 16 hashtags comparison

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Topic models comparison (3 topics per country)

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You can view all the output from these projects on RPubs, both the 2019 vs. 2020 project and the UK vs. US project.

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K. Bret Staudt Willet
Ph.D. Candidate

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at Michigan State University. I research networked learning in online communities, exploring issues of agency in navigating the learning spaces afforded by social media.

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