Title

Defunct Economists: An Examination of Ideas

Investigators

Terence K. Teo

Granting Agency

Digital Humanities Faculty Fellowship, Seton Hall University

Award Date

2016-2017

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This pilot project introduces students to the classic works of political economy, with an emphasis on close reading and analysis, and the role that historical and cultural context plays in the development of ideas. To do so, students will learn text mining and analysis using the free statistical computing environment, R. Readings will draw from Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/), a repository of books in the public domain. Finally, to complement text mining, students will learn to use Git as a collaborative tool, R Markdown as an authoring tool to create web pages, documents and presentations, and Seton Hall's Amazon Cloud to host their websites.

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