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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Text Analysis of What People Say in Their Own Words Reveals More Than Multiple-Choice Surveys It’s been just over a week since President Trump issued his controversial immigration order, and the ban continues to dominate the news and social media. But while the fate of Executive Order 13769—“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into […]

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Why Machine Learning is Meaningless

Tom H. C. Anderson
January 31st, 2017

Beware These Buzzwords! The Truth About “Machine Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence” Machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning… Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard these terms before. Indeed, they seem to have become a must for market researchers. Unfortunately, so many precise terms have never meant so little! For computer scientists […]

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In an Age When ‘Story Telling’ is king, Is Yours Based on Substance? As researchers, we love a good quote. We use them to emphasize a point in the findings. They allow us to tell stories and dimensionalize our implications. But sometimes quotes taken from research can take on a life of their own. Without […]

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