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Structure Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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Scientific sector SECS-S/05 - SOCIAL STATISTICS
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Notice and additional information
AVVISO: il ricevimento di venerdì 11 ottobre è sospeso per indisposizione della docente.

Office hours
Friday from 10:30 to 12:00 Studio docente Lo studio della docente si trova al Castelletto della sede della sezione di Sociologia del Dip. FISPPA, via M. Cesarotti, 10/12. AVVISO: il ricevimento di venerdì 11 ottobre è sospeso per indisposizione della docente.
(updated on 11/10/2019 08:06)

Proposals for thesis
La docente è disponibile a seguire tesi che si occupino di strumenti di rilevazione per le indagini sociali, analisi del contenuto di testi e analisi statistica dei dati testuali.
Gli studenti interessati a discutere un progetto di tesi possono utilizzare l'orario di ricevimento o chiedere un appuntamento via email.

Curriculum Vitae
Arjuna Tuzzi (Cormons, Gorizia, 1970) is Full Professor of Statistics for the social sciences at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padua (Italy). She has a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics for Economics and Social Sciences and teaches Social research methodology and Social Statistics for undergraduates and graduates in Communication Studies (Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree), in Human rights and multi-level governance (Master’s degree) and Ph.D. students in Social sciences.
She also taught at the Universities of Trieste, “Ca’ Foscari” Venice and “for Foreigners” Perugia (Italy).
She has been a visiting scholar at: Department of Italian Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2017), Institute on Communication and Inclusion – Syracuse University (2012) and, in the frame of the Teaching Staff Mobility Programme, Institute on Linguistische Datenverarbeitung (Computational Linguistics) – University of Trier (2012, 2014).
She worked also at the Department of Statistics – Università of Glasgow (UK) and at the Department of Economics and Statistics – University of Trieste (Italy).
Her main research interests concern: statistical analysis of textual data (content analysis, quantitative linguistics, text mining, text clustering, authorship attribution, chronological corpora), data collecting tools for social survey (question wording, survey design, non-sampling errors), statistical methods in evaluation, electoral data and political-institutional communication.
She is a member of GIAT – Interdisciplinary Text Analysis Group and of the board of JQL – Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. Since 2012 she has been a member of the Council at large of IQLA – International Quantitative Linguistics Association and for two offices (2014-2018) she has been the President of IQLA. Since 2017 she is a member of the Management Committee of the Cost-Action CA16204 Distant Reading European Literature.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): E761D0F490811973E663CE99714CB099.pdf

Research areas
- Statistical analysis of textual data (quantitative linguistics, text mining, text clustering, authorship attribution, diachronic corpora, chronological textual data, functional textual data analysis, content analysis);
- data collection tools in social research (question wording, survey design, non-sampling errors);
- measures and statistical methods for evaluation and assessment of educational systems;
- political communication, public speech, institutional discourses.

- 2017-current: Secondary Proposer (ref. for Italy) and Member of the Management Committee of
the COST Action CA16204, Distant Reading for European Literary History;
- 2015-2017: Principal Investigator of the Project funded by the University of Padova Tracing the History of Words. A Portrait of a Discipline Through Analyses of Keyword Counts in Large
Corpora of Scientific Literature;
- 2013-2015: Member of the research group of the Project funded by the University of Padova
Scientific diaspora as a resource (Principal Investigator: Chantal Saint-Blancat, University of
- 2010-2012: Director of the Research Unit Norma e prassi della valutazione universitaria [Norms and practice for the evaluation of university systems] (University of Padova) of the National Scientific Research Programme PRIN2008 Misure, modelli statistici e indicatori per la
valutazione del Sistema Universitario [Measures, statistical models and indicators for the
Evaluation of University Systems], Principal Investigator: Vincenza Capursi (University of
- 2005-07: Director and editor (with Michele A. Cortelazzo) of the Project: Messaggi dal Colle. I discorsi di fine anno dei Presidenti della Repubblica Italiana 1949-2005 [Messages from the Hill. The End-of-Year Messages of the Presidents of the Italian Republic 1949-2005];
- 2009-2013: Member of the research group of the Project The addresses of the Presidents of the
Confenderation of Italian Industries (Confindustria) 1945-2009, (Principal Investigators: Michele A. Cortelazzo and Francesca Gambarotto, University of Padova);

- 2007-current: Co-promoter and founder of the GIAT (www.giat.org)
- 2016-current: Member of the research group ReSTI – Religions, Spiritualities, Traditions,
Inquiries, Department FISPPA, Sociology division.

A. Tuzzi (2018, ed), Tracing the Life Cycle of Ideas in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Springer, Cham (ISBN 978-3-319-97063-9, ISSN 2199-0956)

M. Trevisani, A. Tuzzi (2018), Learning the evolution of disciplines from scientific literature. A functional clustering approach to normalized keyword count trajectories, Knowledge-based systems, 146, pp. 129-141 (DOI 10.1016/j.knosys.2018.01.035, ISSN: 0950-7051).

A. Tuzzi, M.A. Cortelazzo (2018), What is Elena Ferrante? A comparative analysis of a secretive bestselling Italian writer, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 33(3), pp.685-702 (DOI:0.1093/llc/fqx066, online first 19 January 2018 fqx066, https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqx066, ISSN: 2055-768X 2055-7671).

A. Tuzzi, M.A. Cortelazzo (2018, eds), Drawing Elena Ferrante's Profile. Workshop Proceedings, Padova, 7 September 2017, Padova University Press, Padova (ISBN: 978-88-6938-130-0).

S. Sbalchiero, A. Tuzzi (2017), Italian Scientists Abroad in Europe's Scientific Research Scenario: High skill migration as a resource for development in Italy, International Migration, (DOI: 10.1111/imig.12340, ISSN: 1468-2435, online first 9 May 2017).

M.A. Cortelazzo, A. Tuzzi (2016), The First End-Of-Year Address by the New President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, in: Kelih E., Knight R., Mačutek J., Wilson A. (eds), Issues in Quantitative Linguistics 4 / Studies in Quantitative Linguistics 23, RAM-Verlag, Lüdenscheid, pp. 135-149 (ISBN: 9783942303446).

S. Sbalchiero, A. Tuzzi (2016), Scientists’ spirituality in scientists’ words. Assessing and enriching the results of a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews by means of quantitative approaches, Quality & Quantity, 50, pp. 1333-1348 (DOI 10.1007/s11135-015-0208-y, ISSN: 0033-5177, online first maggio 2015).

A. Tuzzi, M. Benešová, J. Macutek (eds, 2015), Recent contributions to Quantitative Linguistics, De Gruyter Mouton, Berlino, series: Quantitative Linguistics n.70 (ISBN: 978-3-11-041987-0; ISSN: 1861-4302).

M. Trevisani, A. Tuzzi (2015), A portrait of JASA: the History of Statistics through analysis of keyword counts in an early scientific journal, Quality and Quantity, 49, pp. 1287-1304 (DOI 10.1007/s11135-014-0050-7, ISSN: 0033-5177, online first aprile 2014).

S. Campostrini, G. Ghellini, A. Tuzzi (eds, 2015) Con senso di misura. Riflessi statistici da alcuni allievi di Lorenzo Bernardi, CLEUP Padova (ISBN 978 88 6787 393 7).

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): E761D0F490811973E663CE99714CB099.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IF0315 COMMON LE01122622 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
IF0313 COMMON LE01122424 9 1st Year (2019/20) Second