Assignment 1 has now been posted on WebAssign. It's due on Wednesday, February 6 at 8pm before section. The instructions are also available in pdf form. The required dataset is available both through WebAssign and here.
READING: 1) Hopkins and King "A Method of Automated Nonparametric Content Analysis for Social Science" (words.pdf), and 2) Grimmer and King "General Purpose Computer-Assisted Clustering and Conceptualization" (201018067_online_1.pdf)