Provalis Research Trainer / Consultant

TrainerDr. Julie Jones-Diette

LocationYork, North Yorkshire, UK
Coverage AreaUK
Training WorkshopsQDA Miner



Consulting servicesQualitative research methods; The optimal design for research projects to make the most of the Provalis text mining and content analysis software and research methodology for the analysis of free text data.

It is often difficult to analyse large data sets of textual data due to the size of the task, the complexities of the language and the difficulties of aggregating the key themes manually. This work package will provide text mining and content analytical support or can provide training to introduce the methods of content analysis available and offer an opportunity for the teams collating these data sources to understand the methods available for the analysis of free text data and what can be achieved using commercial content analysis software.

The role of the Provalis training package offered is to support business professionals and data analysts make use of the data they capture in the form of free text and to assist with information assimilation. The source of the data may include information from electronic records, administration processes, staff feedback, satisfaction survey data, safety data, process and performance records or data from one to one interviews, focus groups or workshops. The data may be in the form of interview transcripts, written articles or reports, clinical narrative, transcripts from speeches and any form of electronic communication.

The methods presented include text mining of large sets of textual or conversational data and stratification of data into themes for analysis using dictionary categorization.

Summary of work package

The work package offers a choice of three of services:

1. Bespoke text data analysis can be offered as a consultation service to assist with your teams analytical needs

2. The Workshop – A one day introduction to the value and use of the Provalis software for text mining and content analysis and how it may assist with your business needs.
The workshop will introduce the benefits of content analysis and explain how the methods used may be of benefit to a business environment where data collection includes the capture of textual or conversational data in particular survey data or interview transcripts.

3. The Training Course - An introduction to methods of content analysis and text mining for data analysis. The course can be designed to meet your particular training requirements and will introduce your team to the Provalis software packages, Wordstat, SimStat and QDA Miner

Where will the sessions be delivered?
All sessions will be delivered by Dr Julie Jones-Diette. Dr Jones-Diette has used the Provalis Content Analysis software for many years for both academic and health research and is a Provalis recommended instructor for text mining and content analysis using the WordStat analytical software.

All training will delivered at your own place of work and will include analysis of your own data to ensure the training is relevant to your own needs.

After training support can be offered to any participant attending the course who may feel they required refresher training or after training support with queries or issues. The Provalis Research team are also an excellent source of support for license holders with ad hoc queries or software issues.

ExperienceMost of my research focus has been in healthcare, however the methods utilised are the same across all type of business and wherever it is desirable or necessary to examine and analyse free text and data content. I have used such methods to design early warning systems based on aeronautical research and to analyse safety data to identify root cause and perform risk analysis.

My application of these advanced analytical techniques can assist with the understanding of staff and customer satisfaction, influence business strategy and assess the success of new initiatives.

The Provalis software and associated training can support text mining and content analysis at all levels of ability. Textual analysis can unlock a wealth of data to assist with:
 Identifying gaps in current knowledge
 Understanding customer or client behaviours
 Measuring impact
 Helping to develop best practice
 Identifying and applying measures of success for new initiatives
 Improving business performance and intelligence
EducationPhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Informatics specialising in Evidence-based research, text mining and content analysis.

PublicationsJ Jones-Diette Designated Commissioner Requested Services (CRS) Public Engagement Survey Text Mining Analysis of Patient Responses. Final Report (2016)

Jones-Diette, J., Robinson, N., Cobb, M., Brennan, M. and Dean, R.S., 2016. Accuracy of the electronic patient record in a first opinion veterinary practice. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Nov 23.

Jones-Diette, J.S., Brennan, M.L., Cobb, M., Doit, H. and Dean, R.S., 2016. A method for extracting electronic patient record data from practice management software systems used in veterinary practice. BMC veterinary research, 12(1), p.239.

Hall, D.A., Haider, H., Szczepek, A.J., Lau, P., Rabau, S.,Jones-Diette, J., Londero, A., Edvall, N.K., Cederroth, C.R., Mielczarek, M. and Fuller, T., 2016. Systematic review of outcome domains and instruments used in clinical trials of tinnitus treatments in adults. Trials, 17(1), p.270.

Hettle R, Corbett M, Hinde S, Hodgson R, Jones-Diette J, Woolacott N, Palmer S. (2015) Exploring the assessment and appraisal of regenerative medicines and cell therapy products: Case study B-ALL. CRD and CHE Technology Assessment Group, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.

Wade, R., Moloney, E., Layton, A., Wright, K., Rice, S., Jones-Diette, J., Stansby, G., Levell, N., Craig, D. and Woolacott, N., (2015) Study Protocol Interventional management of hyperhidrosis: a systematic review and value of information analysis (HTA 14/211/02).

J Jones-Diette, P Tang, M Cassidy, M Davies (2015) East Midlands Diabetes Informatics Intelligence Report.

Paula Ward, Paul Willis and Julie Jones-Diette (2014) Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Report ‘A Values Audit for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’.

J Jones-Diette (2014). Final Report;The Friends and Family Test – Content analysis and thematic categorisation of patient responses (2013 – 2014).

J Jones-Diette (2014). Content analysis of staff satisfaction survey data ‘Events in the Tents’ Strategy Planning, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Jones-Diette, J.S., 2014. Establishment of methods for extracting and analysing patient data from electronic practice management software systems used in first opinion veterinary practice in the UK (Doctoral dissertation, University of Nottingham).

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