OdinText Discovers Job Satisfaction Drivers in Anonymous Employee Data Employee satisfaction surveys go by different names – “stakeholder satisfaction,” “360-degree surveys,” “employee engagement.” I blog a lot about the shortcomings of survey data and problems like respondent and data quality due to bad sample, long surveys, and poorly structured questions (which assumes the researcher already […]

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Americans Resigned to Gun Violence?

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 5th, 2017

New Text Analytics Poll Measures American’s Desire for Change After Vegas Shooting  In the wake of the awful tragedy in Las Vegas Monday I like many others viewed the news with shock, sadness, disgust and disbelief. And I believe also with a feeling of helplessness. At least that’s what I prefer to think of it […]

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What Data Explorers and Researchers Can Learn from Leif Erikson and Norse Mythology You may or may not be aware that Leif Erikson Day will be observed in the U.S. this October 9th. The holiday commemorates the discovery of North America by the Norwegian explorer for whom it’s named (long before Christopher Columbus took his […]

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If a topic is worth quantifying – it’s also worth understanding the ‘Why’s’ behind it I think I’ve seen at least 10 polls on the NFL Protest issue in the last week. As usual, these polls are simple structured questions, sadly usually not much more than a simple agree or disagree option. For example, the CNN […]

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We need to hear from you! Are you curious to understand what makes market researchers tick and what innovation really means in our industry? The Marketing Research Event (TMRE) and OdinText have teamed up to explore these questions. But we need your feedback today! This is a somewhat different fun and interesting survey for professionals in our […]

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1 Analyst + 15K Comments in 8 languages + 2 hours = Awesome Insights! Please join us on September 14th for this free live webinar co-hosted by TMRE. Spaces limited/first come first serve, please register here. We’ll be covering our extremely well received multi country, multi lingual analysis case study. I think you’ll be surprised at […]

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Text Analysis Reveals Fragile Positioning of Labor Unions in 2017 America Happy Labor Day to our U.S. OdinText Users and Friends! Over the holiday weekend we thought we’d run one of our quick Text Analytics Polls™, which highlight how a single open-ended question can be used to very quickly and accurately generate deeper insights on […]

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Next Gen Market Research Award Nominations Open OdinText is a proud sponsor of the 2017 NGMR Awards at The Market Research Event (TMRE). Once again Women in Research (WIRe) has joined NGMR in celebrating those who are doing most to shake up marketing research. Nominations are due in just two weeks, September 5th, Nomination form […]

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Text Analytics Poll™ shows asking respondents to provide reasons for their opinions may increase cognition and decrease “No Opinion” Asking People WHY They Support/Oppose Civil War Monuments May Affect Results. Judging from the TV news and social media, the entire country is up in arms over the status of Confederate Civil War monuments. What really […]

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An OdinText User Story – Text Analytics Tips Guest Post (AI Meets VOC) Today on the blog we have another first in a soon to be ongoing series. We’re inviting OdinText users to participate more on the Text Analytics Tips blog. Today we have Kelsy Saulsbury guest blogging. Kelsy is a relatively new user of […]

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What I Learned from Attendees in IIEX Text Analytics Sessions This week I had the opportunity to attend and to present at the Insights Innovation Exchange (IIEX) in Atlanta. This conference always provides a wonderful chance to connect with a lot of smart, forward-looking researchers. For those who missed IIEX or weren’t able to attend […]

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GRIT Industry Survey Ranks OdinText #1 Most Innovative Market Research Services Provider in North America and #4 Worldwide, Up 32 Places to Become Fastest Rising Company! I am thrilled to announce that the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Report just came out today and the industry has ranked OdinText the #1 most innovative research services […]

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Are you attending The Insights Associations’ Inaugural Analytics event NEXT in NYC tomorrow? If so please stop by the OdinText presentation on text analytics at 3:30. I’ve been asked to present not just some of the findings of a very exciting blog post, but also explain how you too can conduct this type of advanced […]

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NEW Text Analytics PollTM Shows a Trump-Style Le Pen Upset May Have Been Averted by Overwhelming Opposition to a Frexit Last week on this blog, I reported findings from a Text Analytics Poll™ of 3,000 French citizens showing that Marine Le Pen’s positioning going into the runoff looked remarkably similar to that of another recent […]

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Text Analytics Poll Shows Le Pen Positioned to “Trump” Macron To Americans following the French Presidential Election taking place in less than a week, it might appear as though recent history is repeating itself. And in many ways, it is. Late last week we ran a Text Analytics Poll™ in France, and the results of […]

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I’m Going on a “Data Raid” with Three Client-Side Practitioners in NYC on Thursday! Consumer decisions are not made in a vacuum, so why do we continue to expect to get the whole truth from siloed data? These are puzzle pieces, not the whole puzzle! The biggest insights opportunity for just about any organization today […]

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5 MUST DOs to SUCCESSFULLY Implement Text Analytics Software and Maximize its Potential in your Company! Introducing a new technology or approach for generating insights in any organization can be more challenging than one realizes. There is a succession of hurdles to overcome if you really want to achieve traction and make a lasting impact, […]

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April Foolishness: What Happens When You Survey People in the Wrong Language? I’m going to break with convention today and, in lieu of an April Fool’s gag, I’m going to tell you about an actual goof we recently made that yielded some unexpected but interesting results for researchers. As you know, last week on the […]

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It’s True: You Only Need One Open-Ended Question and Language Doesn’t Matter! First of all, thank you all so much for the incredible response to this week’s multi-country, multilingual Text Analytics Poll™! I’ve received a flood of email and calls for additional information and I’m always happy to share, so if you have questions or […]

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Emotion Speaks Louder than Words Across 11 Cultures, 10 Countries and 8 Languages! Welcome to Part 3 of our international, multilingual exploration of culture using text analytics! In Part 1 of this series, I provided a topline analysis of comments from more than 15,500 people spanning 11 cultures in 10 countries and eight languages in […]

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