Where do political leaders travel and what can we learn from these trips?
Where do political leaders travel and what can we learn from these trips? Individuals follow their interests when they make their travel plans: nature-loving people prefer national parks, while culture-loving people opt for museums. Therefore, we can learn something about individuals by examining their travel itineraries. Political leaders' trips also reveal important information, but in this case we learn about political, economic and other priorities for their governments. The goal of this research project is to collect political travel information from Twitter, which can then be used to analyze countries' priorities in foreign affairs.
The data will be used to create a poster as the initial outcome and write a research manuscript as the main outcome. The student will directly involved in collecting data, creating the poster, and drafting the data section of the manuscript.
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Start time||Summer (May/June of 2021)|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Hybrid Project|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students ; Should have some proficiency in web scraping (especially Twitter scraping) |
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.