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BUTTER: Free Text Analysis Software for Social Scientists

Getting Started

If you’re new to BUTTER, you may find the idea of constructing pipelines a little bit confusing or non-intuitive… and that’s okay! With just a little bit of practice, you’ll be BUTTERing up your language data in no time. If you’re just getting started, it will probably be helpful to watch the following tutorial video in its entirety so that you can develop a sense of how to set up your analysis pipelines.

Note that this video is now a bit dated and was made to help people who were using a very early version of BUTTER. A new tutorial video will go up at some point in the not-too-distant future 🙂

After you have a basic understanding of how the analysis pipelines work, you can watch plugin-specific tutorials by either going to the BUTTER Tutorial Playlist, or by right-clicking the different plugins within BUTTER and going to their respective Help links: