Coding Images on Instagram with QDA Miner – Qualitative Data Analysis Software

In this Blog we are highlighting papers authored with the use of our qualitative data analysis software QDA Miner and our content analysis and text mining software WordStat. This post features a paper where the authors use visual content analysis by
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Text Analytics in Crime Analysis and International Justice

Dr Uwe Ewald Director of the International Justice Analysis Forum Uwe Ewald is the director of the International Justice Analysis Forum. IJA-Forum offers support in evidentiary analysis required for complex (international) crime cases, based
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How We Analyzed U.S. Primary Debates with WordStat (Part 1)

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2020 Democratic primary elections are underway, and ‘Super Tuesday’ has put Biden in the lead following endorsements by withdrawn candidates Buttigieg and Klobuchar.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
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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
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QDA Training in Africa and Canada: Lessons Learned  

  I have been using the qualitative data analysis software QDA Miner since 2015. I used it multiple times for my doctoral research in global public health. It was very useful for coding my interview transcriptions and a variety of policy
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North Korean Hotel: Good beer and a secret fifth floor

  North Korea, often called the hermit kingdom, is a land we know little about but one we are hearing about more and more because of its nuclear program and because of the unique relationship between its leader Kim Jung-on and U.S. President
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Monitoring Implementation of CRPD and SDG Through Big Data Analytics and Text Mining

    Monitoring Implementation of CRPD and SDG Through Big Data Analytics and Text Mining Derrick L. Cogburn American University Introduction As we look at the major global frameworks to support disability-inclusive international
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Observational Research

What is Observational Research? Watch what I do, not what I say, could be a good lead-in for Observational Research. People in focus groups or in surveys may say one thing such as, “I always buy green apples” but perhaps when observed they buy
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How to Import PDF’s into WordStat for Stata

  Our distributor in Australia, SurveyDesign.com has written this quick Blog that we thought you might find instructive: How to Import PDF’s into WordStat for Stata. You can also see a video tutorial on our website on how to import PDF and
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Bibliometrics, Using Text Mining to Review Twitter Usage in Tourism

    Social media platforms are becoming ubiquitous in the tourism industry around the world. Travelers are using social media to write reviews, plan travel, connect with others and communicate with providers. Likewise, airlines, hotels,
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PART II: AUTOMATIC MACHINE LEARNING DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION - A PRACTICAL APPROACH USING QDA MINER/WORDSTAT

INTRODUCTION Part I of our blog series introduced Automatic Machine Learning Document Classification (AML-DC). Part II of our blog series on Automatic Machine Learning Document Classification (AML-DC) provides a practical and detailed
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How Text Analytics Adds Value to NPS

    Companies are always trying to find easy and accurate ways to measure customer satisfaction or customer sentiment.  In the last decade Net Promoter Score (NPS) has emerged as a favorite.  Many companies have adopted it as a
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Using Text Mining of Big Data for Prediction

From time-to-time in this Blog we draw your attention to some of the applications of text analytics. In the last few years one of those areas has been predictive analysis, using text mining to explore large databases. Using text mining to learn from
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PART I: Automatic Machine Learning Document Classification - An Introduction

This blog focuses on Automatic Machine Learning Document Classification (AML-DC), which is part of the broader topic of Natural Language Processing (NLP)
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What were Russian Trolls saying on Twitter? How to Use a Text Mining, Content Analysis Approach to Find Out

As we have learned, during the 2016 US Presidential Election there were significant efforts by outside actors to influence the vote. There have been several investigations and reports written into those efforts. The following is a Blog by Ryan
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WordStat 8 New Deviation Table Instantly Compares Words/Phrases Used by Different Variables

We have introduced a special new feature to WordStat 8. This is a brand new feature that we believe you will find quite useful. We are calling it the Deviation Table. It allows you to see which words, phrases or topics are used more or less by
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Directly Import Text from Social Media with New WordStat for Stata

    Stata users can now directly import text data from many different platforms using WordStat for Stata. The latest version of WordStat for Stata (8) can be run as a stand-alone software or integrated with STATA. This means Stata
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More Fun, More Features in WordStat 8 Text Mining Software

    We are always looking for ways to make your text mining experience easier, better, more precise and ….more fun. It is what drives us. We think you will find the recently released WordStat 8 checks all these boxes. Easier. 
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How to Install and Run WordStat for Stata

    WordStat for Stata gives you the capability to analyze any string variables/text data contained in numerical and categorical files that you are analyzing in Stata. WordStat combines natural language processing, content analysis,
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Twitter Analysis: Do Tweets set the Political Agenda?

Content Analysis and Topic Modeling of Trump/Clinton Tweets These days the world, or at least the media, is all a twitter over the tweets emanating from the President of the United States. It seems as if every morning we wake up to some new
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Blog: Text Mining Open-Ended Responses to Improve Employee Engagement Survey

  Engaged employees are better employees. Studies have shown they are more productive, take fewer sick days and have fewer work-related injury or illness.  The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MPSB) has found that departments and programs
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Text Analytics in Practice: Identifying Dated and Redundant Government Regulations

  Ok, we acknowledge from the get-go that government regulation isn’t the sexiest topic on the planet. But what if we told you there is a tool/technique that can help us reduce or at least streamline the amount of government regulations we
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Analyzing Online Comments about Refugees with QDA Miner

Immigration, immigrants, and refugees are a popular topic around the world these days. It is a topic with wide-ranging points of view and comments are often loaded with emotion. In the book, Representing the Other in European Media Discourse, 
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Reducing Fraud: Text Analytics in the Insurance Industry

Insurance fraud is a worldwide problem. The numbers are staggering. According to the FBI, in the U.S. alone, insurance fraud (ex healthcare) costs Americans billion a year. That works out to 0-to-0 per family. That means higher premiums.
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A good example of QDA Miner’s analysis and visualization features

  Mission statements are an important strategic management tool for many companies, large and small. Well crafted, they serve as a quick reference to internal and external stakeholders as to what a company is and what it does.  They can help
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Using Text Analytics at Work: Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management

Today “texting” is one of the principal means of communication for many people the world over, especially in the United States. It is also a form of communication that you can engage in relatively anonymously. These were a couple of the reasons why
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Using Automated Content Analysis and Topic Modeling Approach to Discover: Who is the International Community?

Today’s headlines are filled with international stories about nuclear proliferation, climate change accords, free-trade agreements and other global issues. Embedded in these reports are frequent references to, the international community. For
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Some Keys to a Successful Tech Startup

Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, known for its European flair, its culinary prowess, and its many festivals, is also home to Provalis Research.  We are very proud of our city, and one of the things that makes us proudest is the tech
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