Task: Write a short post, considering how distant reading might apply to your individual projects.
Right now I don’t see distant reading connecting to my churchscape project as it currently stands. I see potential for distant reading with other work I’m doing, but I am painfully aware that I don’t have good useable data with which to work. That’s my current stumbling block. Existing bodies of digital materials in good shape for text mining don’t relate very directly to my research interests. And the task of creating such bodies of material on my own seems quite daunting. Perhaps more feasible as a collaborative effort with other scholars in my field?