Success at the Datahack

On Saturday 14th January, Education DPhil students Henriette Arndt, Kari Coffman-Sahan, and Shailen Popat made-up half the team that won the Socialhumanities datahack at the Said Business School.

Their educational research skills were greatly valued within the multidisciplinary group. They analysed Trump’s tweets from since 2009 regarding Hispanics, Mexicans, Muslims and Islam, concluding that rather than the popular perception that he behaves randomly, he pursued a systematic strategy of dehumanising, demonising and associating. The team then presented their work in 3 minutes.

Judges from the Torch Socialhumanities team included Prof. Mike Thelwall, Dr. Taha Yasseri, Dr. Jason Nurse, and Peter Fairfax, who were impressed by the quality and quantity of their analysis and described the presentation as a dance!

The team won drones!