A look at the German interviews corpus

In today’s meeting, we agreed to treat each corpus in its own separate way. The German corpus has the characteristic that there are not many male informants, so we run the analysis in terms of the interviews of the female informants.

We need:

  1. An overall visualization for the German corpus as a whole
  2. A visualization for the German corpus in the same way as I did here: Experimenting with visualizing gender in co-occurrence networks. With a difference: we are going to map edge color to female prevalence, and edge size to edge strength.
  3. Ego networks with gender prevalence of distrust and negative emotions. @Richard to provide other codes.

Descriptive statistics

The German corpus consists of 28 interviews coded with #ethno-rebelpop-deutsch-interviews . Some interviews involve multiple informants (for example: https://edgeryders.eu/t/ger05-2wellbeing/16900). Unique users are 44, with three being part of the POPREBEL team (@Richard , @Djan and @Biene). There are overall 28 topics, with 605 posts, for a grand total of 72K words.

The codes co-occurrence network from this corpus uses 882 codes. There are 16,560 co-occurrences, which add up to 10,410 stacked edges. The network has the usual core-periphery structure.

Highest core values

The highest-k core in the stacked network contains 42 codes (k = 41). They are visualized in blue in the figure above. Redder color maps to broader edges.

List of codes in the innermost 41-core
"""power struggle"""
9/11
AfD
Alice Weidel
Angela Merkel
apathy
apoliticism
betray
Black widow
Bosnia
centralisation of power
close to the people
conspiracy theories
democrats
Donald Trump
dystopia
Ecorrupt
elite
financial interests
Gerhard Schröder
Great Reset
inequality
Klaus Schwab
lack of representation
left wing
meeting friends
narcissism
need for explanation
negative attitude
Non-populist politicians
opposition
political choice nobody
populist politicians
Russia
selfish
societal control
soldiers
trust in politicans
unknown
voting
war
warmonger

Simmelian backbone

The Simmelian backbone of this network resolves in clearly visible communities starting at r around 20. For r > 23, the reduced network (229 codes, 2,673 edges) has seven communities:

The community to the south contains most of the codes in the 41-core described above (in blue). The broader edges, however, are to the northwest, center and southeast.

Here is the northwest community:

List of codes in the northwest community
adapting to new situation
adjusting work situation
anger
anti-communism
anti-COVID measures
childcare
childless
confusing measures
constitution
daycare
difficulties of parenting
double standards
East Germany
elections
emigrate
employment
family influence
flexibility
frustration
gender norms
general freedom
GENinequality
Germany
high expectations
impact of COVID-19
impatience
infection rate
initial support
lack of empathy
Lack of interest
LAinsecurity
lockdown
migration
miscommunication
mistrust
motherhood
No gender difference
parenting
patriarchy
Political compatibility
politics
positive change
prioritising family
retraditionalisation
returning to work
SAdiscrim
SAsupdef
sexism
sharing parental duties
state measure
state support
stress
traditional values
UK
unfair
unscientific
upside of COVID
USA
women
working patterns
working remotely
Z COVID-19 - Category

migration acts as a bridge to the north community of codes to the east of this one.

Here is the central community:

List of codes in the central community
'new normal'
*lack of agency
adapting to new situation
adjusting work situation
anger
anti-communism
anti-COVID measures
broken political promise
Catholic Church
childcare
children
children development
confusing measures
constitution
coping with death
daycare
difficulties of parenting
distrust
East Germany
EDunderfinanced
elections
emigrate
emotionally difficult
employment
enforcing rules
family influence
financial support
freelance work
frustration
gender norms
general freedom
GENinequality
Germany
government
government response
health risk
helplessness
high expectations
homeschooling
hope
hospital
ignoring rules
impact of COVID-19
impatience
inconsistency
infection rate
initial support
lack of clear guidance
lack of empathy
Lack of interest
lack of support
lack of vaccinations
LAinsecurity
lockdown
mask requirement
media
migration
miscommunication
mistrust
motherhood
negative attitude
No gender difference
Non-populist politicians
PECPfinins
polarisation
Political compatibility
politics
questioning statistics
remote learning
respirators/face masks
retraditionalisation
Russia
SAsupdef
SIincompetence
small businesses
social activism
social isolation
special needs
state measure
state support
stress
surviving
travel restriction
unscientific
unvaccinated
upside of COVID
USA
vaccinated
vaccinations
virus testing
women
working remotely

Here is the northern community:

List of codes in the northern community
anger
anti-communism
anti-COVID measures
children
children development
confusing measures
constitution
distrust
East Germany
education system
elections
emigrate
emotionally difficult
empathy
enforcing rules
family influence
financial support
freedom of choice
frustration
general freedom
government
government response
helplessness
impact of COVID-19
impatience
inconsistency
initial support
lack of clear guidance
lack of empathy
Lack of interest
lack of vaccinations
lockdown
mask requirement
migration
miscommunication
mistrust
negative attitude
negative consequences
new situation
No gender difference
Non-populist politicians
polarisation
Political compatibility
politics
questioning statistics
respirators/face masks
SIincompetence
small businesses
social activism
state measure
stress
unexpected circumstances
unscientific
unvaccinated
vaccinated
vaccinations

Northeastern:

List of codes in the northeastern community
anger
anti-communism
anti-COVID measures
chaos
compulsory vaccinations
confusing measures
constitution
democracy
democratic process
East Germany
elections
emigrate
emotionally difficult
empathy
enforcing rules
family influence
freedom of choice
general freedom
government
hate
high stakes
impatience
inconsistency
initial support
lack of clarity
lack of clear guidance
lack of empathy
Lack of interest
lack of stability
lack of understanding
learn from mistakes
loss of control
migration
mindfulness
miscommunication
mistrust
mixed messages
negative attitude
negative consequences
new situation
No gender difference
optimal solution
patience
polarisation
Political compatibility
politics
population
questioning statistics
respirators/face masks
saving lives
saving the economy
SIincompetence
small businesses
social activism
social engagement
state measure
unexpected circumstances
unscientific
unvaccinated
vaccinated

Eastern community:

List of codes in the Eastern community
2G
3G
anger
anti-COVID measures
anti-vaxxers
apathy
blame game
Business
Catholic Church
childcare
children
children development
closed borders
competitiveness
compulsory vaccinations
conspiracy theories
constitutional court
coping with death
distrust
Donald Trump
dystopia
East Germany
education system
EDunderfinanced
elections
elite
emotionally difficult
enforcing rules
enmity
equality
EU
fear
financial burden
financial interests
financial support
freedom of choice
frustration
general freedom
government
government response
hate
health risk
helplessness
hierarchical
homeschooling
hospital
ignored
ignoring rules
immune system
impact of COVID-19
impatience
inconsistency
institutional response
lack of empathy
lack of representation
lack of support
lack of vaccinations
media
media representation
meeting friends
miscommunication
narcissism
negative attitude
negative consequences
No gender difference
Non-populist politicians
opposition
penalization for non-vaccination
polarisation
politics
pro-vaccine
public transport
questioning statistics
remote learning
respirators/face masks
retraditionalisation
SAsupdef
SIincompetence
small businesses
social activism
social isolation
special needs
surviving
truth
unexpected circumstances
unknown
unvaccinated
vaccinated
vaccinations
virus testing
workplace
List of codes in the southwestern community
"power struggle"
9/11
AfD
Afghanistan
Alice Weidel
Angela Merkel
Annalena Baerbock
apathy
apoliticism
Assad
betray
Black widow
Bosnia
centralisation of power
close to the people
conspiracy theories
DDeliteestrangement
DDpolcor
democrats
distrust
Donald Trump
dystopia
Ecorrupt
elite
embargo
ENVenergy
EU
euroscepticism
financial interests
gas
Gerhard Schröder
Germany
Great Reset
inequality
Klaus Schwab
lack of representation
left wing
meeting friends
narcissism
NATO
need for explanation
negative attitude
oil
oil field
opposition
Peter Principle
political choice nobody
populist politicians
Russia
selfish
societal control
soldiers
syria
the people
trust in politicans
unknown
Ursula von der Leyen
USA
Vladimir Putin
voting
war
warmonger

The codes Russia, lack of representation, war and warmonger form the “bridge” connecting this community to one to its east.

Here is the southern community. It overlaps with the 41-core mentioned above.

List of codes in the southern community
"power struggle"
9/11
AfD
Afghanistan
Alice Weidel
Angela Merkel
Annalena Baerbock
anti-capitalism
anti-COVID measures
apathy
apoliticism
Assad
betray
Black widow
Bosnia
centralisation of power
close to the people
compulsory vaccinations
conspiracy theories
CULman
DDeliteestrangement
DDpolcor
democrats
distrust
Donald Trump
dystopia
economic collapse
Ecorrupt
education system
elite
embargo
ENVenergy
EU
euroscepticism
fear
financial interests
gas
Gerhard Schröder
government
Great Reset
imagining the future
inequality
Klaus Schwab
lack of representation
left wing
media
media representation
meeting friends
narcissism
NATO
need for explanation
negative attitude
New World Order
Non-populist politicians
oil
oil field
opposition
pandemic
Peter Principle
political choice nobody
populist politicians
questioning statistics
selfish
societal control
soldiers
syria
the people
trust in politicans
unknown
Ursula von der Leyen
Vladimir Putin
voting
war
warmonger

Finally, a smaller southeastern community:

List of codes in the southeastern community
9/11
AfD
anti-capitalism
anti-vaxxers
blame game
compulsory vaccinations
conspiracy theories
constitutional court
CULman
dystopia
economic collapse
Ecorrupt
education system
elite
equality
fear
financial interests
government
imagining the future
lack of representation
media
media representation
meeting friends
narcissism
New World Order
opposition
pandemic
pro-vaccine
Russia
societal control
unknown
unvaccinated
workplace

Association depth and association breadth

These two measures are strongly correlated, as we have come to expect (correlation coefficient: 0.65).

The 10 deepest edges are all clustered around impact of COVID-19:

They are almost the same as the 11 broadest edges:

This is the network reduced by breadth for b >= 3 (90 codes, 203 edges):

And this is reduced by depth, for d >= 7 (79 codes, 159 edges):