Available to all students, faculty and staff at Syracuse University, the Visualizations component of TDM Studio does not require advanced coding skills and supports a point and click creation of data visualizations, enabling users to:
Upon initial release, excepting the doctoral dissertations which date back much further - the range of news publication dates covered is primarily from 1990 to present (earlier for some titles)
SU students, faculty, or staff wishing to use this visualizations option can register by:
After you submit your account information, you will receive an email message for confirmation and to complete the process.
Note that if you are a researcher that also has a temporary TDM Studio workbench access (using ProQuest TDM Studio's Jupyter Notebook), you will still need to go through this registration process to access the Visualizations platform. Doing so will create a drop down menu under your name at the upper right corner of the TDM Studio homepage. Using that menu, you can toggle between use of the workbench and the visualizations platform.
ProQuest TDM Studio Visualizations can be used for many different levels of research, teaching and learning. The platform can be a valuable teaching tool for faculty whose learning objectives include text mining methods. Others using this data tool for research or teaching may prefer applying it toward analysis of specific subjects pertinent to their field, probing how those subjects are covered within news reports, or for critical analysis of subjects not frequently covered (i.e., under-reported stories). Here are three brief case studies showing how the ProQuest TDM Studio Visualizations dashboard has been used at other academic institutions:
Topic Modeling - COVID_19 News Coverage
Digital Humanities – Undergraduate Teaching