Tutorials (video and text) are available for building a Zotero collection, extracting and exporting text using Paper Machines, and performing co-occurrence analysis using AntConc. Installation instructions are included in each tutorial; please let us know if they are unclear, or if you have trouble getting things to work. We would greatly appreciate feedback on the tutorial videos, in terms of both content and format. Just leave a comment at the bottom of that tutorial's page.
The co-occurrence tutorial also includes links to the papers that I briefly described at the beginning of class; I think that they give a great sense of the kinds of research that can benefit from co-occurrence analysis.
The plan for week three is available under Weekly Activities. Note the reading for Tuesday: we may not discuss it at length, but this is a great primer for thinking about project design.
If you haven't already talked to us, we'd love to hear more about your ideas for your semester project! Check out the discussion thread here, and don't be shy about commenting on your classmates' ideas. There may be some opportunities for fruitful collaboration!
Finally, thanks for your posts in the Building a Corpus thread. We encourage you to take a look at problems/solutions encountered by others, and offer advice based on your experience.
Have a great weekend!