Conceptualizing and Getting Through Data Mining with Rudimentary Technology (PDF)–Sex in the Texas Legislature

Working on research for looking at trends in the Texas Legislative Session Minutes to look for the legislating of sexuality, women’s reproductive health, age of consent… This session would be a teaching session to provide participants a view into the conceptualization of the first phases of the project, a chance to search through the pdfs of the Texas Legislative Records, and a view at the end result of the first phase of the data mining. Participants will want access to internet, Adobe Reader, and a spreadsheet program (preferably Xcel).