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Justin Chun-ting Ho

Justin Chun-ting Ho
Name
Justin Chun-ting Ho
Address
Github: justinchuntingho
Email
Research Interests
Nationalism and National Identity, Hong Kong, China, Social media, text and data analytics, Computational Social Science, Discourse Analysis, Big data, Big Data Analytics, Big data applied to social sciences, Social network analysis
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/research_students2/justin_chun-ting_ho

Supervisors

Ross Bond and Michael Rosie

Publications

Soldner, F., Ho, J.C., Makhortykh, M., Van der Vegt, I.W.J., Mozes, M. & Kleinberg, B. (2019) Uphill from here: Sentiment patterns in videos from left- and right-wing YouTube news channels. NLP+CSS at NAACL 2019.

Davidson, E., Ho, J.C. & Jamieson, L. (2019) Computational text analysis using R in Big Qual data: lessons from a feasibility study looking at care and intimacy. In: Weller, S. and Edwards, R. and Jamieson, L. & Davidson, E. (eds). Analysing large volumes of complex qualitative data - Reflections from a group of international experts. NCRM Working Paper. 

Ho, J.C. (2017) Quebec nationalism: the lesson for Hong Kong. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory II. Hong Kong: Chapter One Publishing. (In Chinese)

Ho, J.C. (2015) Localized liberal values: Past and present of the Hong Kong identity. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory. Taipei: Azoth Books. (In Chinese)

Kwong, K. & Ho, J.C. (2015) On Hong Kong self-governing political community: A response to the liberalist. In: Fong, C. (ed). Hong Kong Reformation Theory. Taipei: Azoth Books. (In Chinese)

Wong, H, Zhang, Y., Ho, J.C. & Ng, S.L. (2016) Understanding the change in youth’s quality of life in light of the Youth Quality of Life Index. In: Chiu, S.W., Ip, J.C. & Li, H. (eds). Restless youth: Observation on Hong Kong’s new generation. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. (In Chinese)

Book Reviews

Ho, J.C. (2017) Book review: Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are. Nations and Nationalism 23(4), pp. 1004–1006.

Ho, J.C. (2016) Book review: Nationalism and Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations: Nation-state, Frontier, and Knowledge of History. China Information 30(3), pp. 391-393.

Conference Presentations

Ho, J.C. (2018, December) Assessing the Bias of the New Facebook API. Poster presented at European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science. Cologne, Germany.

Ho, J.C. (2018, August) Facebooking Nationalism: the Construction of Hong Kong Nationalism on Facebook. Presented at the Symposium on Digital Research into Media and Politics. Hong Kong.

Ho, J.C. (2018, March) One Kingdom, Two Nations: Social Media Analysis of Scottish National Party and UK Independence Party. Presented at The 28th Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. London, UK.

Ho, J.C. (2017, April) Facebooking Nationalism: the Construction of Hong Kong Nationalism on Facebook. Presented at the New Direction Conference. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Ho, J.C. (2017, March) Hong Kong nationalism: “New nationalism” with “old roots”. Presented at The 27th Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. London, UK.

Ho, J.C. (2017, March) “Like of the same”: Facebook like-network of the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election. Presented at General Online Research 2017. Berlin, Germany.

Ho, J.C. (2016, June) Constructing the Hong Kong Nation: Cultural Nationalism and Civic Nationalism. Presented at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016. Kobe, Japan.

Awards

2018: Best Poster Presentation, European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science

2018: Honourable Mention, Summer School Series on Methods for Computational Social Science

Grants 

2019: Travel Grant, 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science

2018: Travel Grant, European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, GESIS

2018: Travel Grant, Summer School Series on Methods for Computational Social Science, GESIS

2018: PhD Research Support Fund, University of Edinbrurgh

2017: Travel Grant, International Political Science Association

2017: Digital Scholarship Training Bursaries, University of Edinbrurgh

2017: PhD Research Support Fund, University of Edinbrurgh

Research Experience

03/2019 - Present: Research Assistant, University of Leicester
Project involved:  Big Data Analysis of Mental Health Discussion on Chinese Microblogging site Weibo

07/2018 - 07/2018: Research Assistant, University of Winchester
Project involved:  Nostalgia in the Social Media 

08/2017 - 01/2018: Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh
Project involved:  Working Across Qualitative Longitudinal Studies: a feasibility study looking at care and intimacyEmpathy and Trust In Communicating Online (EMoTICON)

02/2015 - 09/2016: Research Assistant, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Projects involved: Using Wellbeing Data in the Valuation of Non-Market Goods: Exploring its Applicability for Use in Hong Kong and ChinaHong Kong Quality of Life Index and Youth Quality of Life Index.

02/2014 - 02/2015: Research Assistant, Policy 21 Ltd., Hong Kong

09/2014 - Present: Research Fellow, SynergyNet, Hong Kong

Lecturing Experience

2018: Guest Lecturer (Researching Digital Life)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2017: Visiting Lecturer (Introduction to Text Analysis and Digital Research),
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Teaching Experience (Workshops)

05/2019: Basic Text Analysis using R
Digital Scholarship, University of Edinbrurgh

05/2019: R for Data Visualisation and Statistical Analysis
Q-Step, University of Edinbrurgh

05/2019: Data Carpentry
Digital Scholarship, University of Edinbrurgh

02/2019: Data Carpentry
Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinbrurgh

11/2018: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners
Digital Scholarship, University of Edinbrurgh

09/2018: Data Carpentry
Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinbrurgh

04/2018: Basic Text Analysis using R
​Q-Step, University of Edinbrurgh

10/2017: Basic Text Analysis using R
Digital Scholarship, University of Edinbrurgh

Tutoring Experience

2019: Tutor (Doing Social Research with Statistics)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2019: Tutor (Researching Social Life)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2018: Tutor (Statistical Modelling)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2018: Tutor (Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2018: Tutor (Doing Social Research with Statistics)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2018: Tutor (Researching Social Life)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2014 - 2015: Teaching Assistant (Work and Productive Life)
S.H. Ho College, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professional Affliations

Founder and Convenor, Edinburgh Text Analysis Research Group

Carpentries Instructor, The Carpentries.

Associate Fellowship,  AdvanceHE (previously Higher Education Academy)

Conference Co-ChairAssociation for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) 

Member, ASEN Edinburgh

University Service

2017 - 2018: Postgraduate Representative
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Academic Qualifications

MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

BSocSc in Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.