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ENVI 40 - Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Reasoning for the Environment (Martin, Fall 2021): Social Media Data

Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Reasoning in Environmental Studies - Course Library Research Guide

Social Media Data

The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory supports a number of tools for acquiring and analyzing social media data. Feel free to schedule a consultation if these guides do not answer your questions. You can request a remote or in-person consultation by emailing


  • BrandWatch
    A browser-based tool for harvesting and analyzing Tweets, as well as other social media sources such as Reddit, blogs, and select public Facebook posts. Request access to BrandWatch
  • Twarc
    A Free and Open Source Python script that uses Twitter's public API to harvest Tweets and their associated metadata
  • NCapture
    A Chrome browser plug-in that will capture Tweets in a format usable in NVIVO qualitative data analysis software. Download NCatpure from the Chrome store
  • Everything we know about Twitter
    An off-site guide to a compilation of our Twitter knowledge.
  • Text Data Mining
    Social media data analysis can be considered a type of text data mining. The Library has a variety of other sources of texts that can be mined, and API's that can be used to compile your own full-text datasets.

There are also online sources of pre-existing datasets:

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