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Neural Networks in R for Political Research

Workshop: Neural Networks in R for Political Research

InstructorJihed Ncib (University College Dublin)

Thursday, April 20, 13:00-15:00 (Irish time)

You can register for the event here.

Details: Neural nets are networks that imitate the functions of the human brain to discover underlying relationships in a given dataset. This workshop provides an introduction to the foundational concepts of neural networks and their uses in political research. Participants will be introduced to the theory behind neural networks and how to implement them in R. The workshop will also include hands-on coding examples from political research.

Basic knowledge of R is required.

About the speaker: Jihed Ncib is a PhD candidate and Ad Astra scholar in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin and manager of the Connected Politics Lab. He received two master's degrees (Political Science and Data Science) from Eastern Illinois University in the United States and a bachelor's degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Rennes in France. His research focuses on legislative behaviour, public policy, political representation, quantitative text analysis, and computational methods.