Category Archives: Tom. H. C. Anderson

A Q&A session with ESOMAR’s Research World on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and implications in Marketing Research  [As part of an ESOMAR Research World article on Artificial Intelligence OdinText Founder Tom H. C. Anderson was recently took part in a Q&A style interview with ESOMAR’s Annelies Verheghe. For more thoughts on AI check out other […]

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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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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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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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International Text Analytics Poll™ Explores 11 Cultures in 10 Countries and 8 Languages! [Part I] When pundits declare that the western world is  now in the throes of a globalization “backlash,” they’re generally referring to the reversal of decades of economic and trade policy, things like Brexit. But what of other concerns typically associated with […]

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Valentine’s Day Text Analytics Poll™ Uncovers What People Really Think about their Special Someones Ah, February 14th—the one day of the year when anything you want to eat comes shaped in a heart! Yes, love is in the air today, friends. We show it with cards and candy, roses and Build-a-Bears, theater tickets, dinner reservations […]

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New Text Analytics PollTM Shows Which Super Bowl Ads Really Performed Best Well, it’s been five days since the Super Bowl, and pretty much everyone has cranked out a “definitive” best-and-worst ad list or some sort of top 10 ranking. And frankly, I think a lot of them are based on the wrong metrics. Without […]

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Text Analytics PollTM Shows Australians, Brits, and Canadians  Angry About Executive Order Temporarily Barring Refugee (Part II of II) In my previous post, we compared text analysis of results from an open-ended survey instrument with a conventional Likert-scale rating poll to assess where 3,000 Americans really stand on President Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily barring refugees […]

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Insight Association’s Inaugural CEO Summit: Future Tied to Collaboration and Technology Writing this at the Miami Airport as I’ve just finished up a great 3 day meeting of the minds at the new Insights Association’s first official event, the Marketing Research CEO Summit. Though this event was formerly part of the Marketing Research Association (MRA), […]

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How Text Analytics Rescued Me from a #ShowHole!  My wife and I recently found ourselves in the uncomfortable condition commonly known as a “show hole.” Are you familiar with this? A show hole refers to the state of loss and aimlessness one experiences after completing—often via binge-watching—the last episode in a beloved TV series without […]

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