Apply semantic relationship extraction to a seminal social science or humanities work focused on societal change at the community level. Apply social network analysis methods to data gained from relationship extraction. Evaluate to what degree the author’s conclusions delivered in narrative form align with the data driven analysis of the relationships within the work.
The results of the study will inform data management practices when dealing with textual sources. Does having the ability to perform social network analysis upon work throughout the process of scholarly production help maintain coherent representation of disparate textual data sources? Does social network analysis not only eliminate factual errors of representation but also help to condition subjective interpretations – strengthen theoretical commitment?