JAM OF THE WEEK An independent project studying the relationship between demographics and evaluations of music performance on the "Jam of the Week" Facebook group.
Prior research has studied the relationship between demographics and how people evaluate music performers. This project extends this work to study the relationship between demographics and evaluations of music performance on Facebook in the "Jam of the Week" group. JotW is a Facebook group where a community of musicians post and respond to weekly music prompts.
After collecting initial datasets, we infer the gender of performers based on their names, and analyze the relationship between gender and feedback. Such feedback includes number of comments and reactions on the posts.
This project utilizes the Facebook API and Python.