• Laboratory


    The laboratory is where theory meets practice. Combining references in Communication and its related areas, the DAPP Lab focuses on the public debate that emerges from the fragmented discourse on digital networks and devices.

    With its pioneering methodology for monitoring and analyzing social networks, DAPP Lab has a large expertise in the use of digital methods applied to Communication.

DAPP Lab is the applied research laboratory of FGV ECMI, which has been operating in the Brazilian and international markets since 2011 under FGV DAPP. It carries out multidisciplinary research efforts, develops and improves methodologies to meet academic needs, and produces policy papers and studies to serve the public. In this sense, it contributes to qualify the understanding of the network society.


Study Objects

DAPP Lab has developed its own innovative methodologies for monitoring and analyzing social media platforms. Based on the integration of data science, linguistics and strategic analysis, the lab allows students to develop research projects on their topics of interest, focusing on the phenomena of online communication and the digital public. The lab’s courses deepen the knowledge offered by the undergraduate courses and provide an opportunity to develop supervised practical work.

In the mini-courses curriculum, students go through the different stages of monitoring and analyzing the public debate: Linguistics, Data Science and Analysis. Learn about the three mini-courses available at DAPP Lab: grade dapplab

DAPP Lab adopts a rigorous methodology supported by the technical and technological apparatus of Data Science and linguistic theory to promote a qualified analysis of the debate on public policies in digital environments.  

Known in the market for developing and improving research methodologies applied to monitoring social processes on social media platforms, the lab has published studies that shed light on disinformation strategies, seeking to strengthen democratic institutions.  

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