Horses of Many Different Colors with WordStat

  To paraphrase the theme song of a 1960s U.S. TV show Mr. Ed, A horse is a horse of course, of course, and no one can find so many horses unless, of course, you are using WordStat! (inspired by original lyrics by Jay Livingston). See Video on YouTube. WordStat and QDA Miner software have […]

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Interview with Lara Gautier

In this Blog we will be introducing you to different people who use Provalis Research software in their work. We hope this will give users and potential users of the software an idea of the type of work people are doing and the capabilities of the software. Our first profile is of Lara Gautier who […]

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Using WordStat and the LIWC Dictionary to Examine Supreme Court Briefs

  Framing is an active, evolving process to construct meaning and the evolution of frames reflects change in social movement or among activists. (Benford and Snow (2000)). Framing allows people to make sense of their world or events by putting it into context. In their paper Opposition to Abortion Then and Now: How Amicus Briefs […]

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Fox News on Coronavirus: A Change in Tone but Still Blaming the Media and the Democrats!

The media and the Democrats have never been popular with Fox News which many would argue is a large part of its appeal. Even with a global pandemic threatening the country not much has changed. Of course, this is something the mainstream media writes about and comments on with regularity. Lee Moran from Huffington Post […]

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How We Analyzed U.S. Primary Debates with WordStat

The 2020 Democratic primary elections are underway, and ‘Super Tuesday’ has put Biden in the lead following endorsements by withdrawn candidates Buttigieg and Klobuchar. You may have seen our tweet, showcasing the potential of text analytics to describe the debates and the candidates, in this case via a deviation table and correspondence analysis plot. We […]

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Using Content Analysis to Examine Regional Characteristics of Wine

Blackcurrent, blueberry, pancetta, chestnut, spicey, crisp, complex, oxidized. What do all these words have in common? They were used by “civilians” and experts to describe wines in three regions of Australia and Bordeau, France. In their paper Using Content Analysis to Characterise the Sensory Typicity and Quality Judgements of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Wines, Lira Souza […]

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