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Discursis, a Visual Discourse Analysis Technique

Starts: 13 June 2013

Ethnography, Culture and Interpretive Analysis Research Group and COSMOS Presents....

Discursis, a Visual Discourse Analysis Technique

Thursday, June 13th, at 12.00pm

Room -1.63, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Presenter: Dr Daniel Angus from the University of Queensland

Abstract: Discursis is a new communication analytics technology that allows a user to analyse text based communication data, in the form of conversations, web forums, training scenarios, and many more. Discursis automatically processes transcribed text to show participant interactions around specific topics and over the time-course of the conversation. Discursis can assist practitioners in understanding the structure, information content, and inter-speaker relationships that are present within input data.  Discursis also provides quantitative measures of key metrics, such as topic introduction; topic consistency; and topic novelty."

This talk will be of interest to people working and creatively grappling with qualitative methods, Big Text Data, computational social research methods, data visualisation, mixed methods analysis, discourse analysis, discursive psychology, narrative analysis and computational conversation analysis. There will be an opportunity for questions and reflection on how you might use this computational social research tool to inform aspects of your own research and the analysis of Big Text Data if applicable.


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Open To: Public
Staff and Students


Sponsored by: Ethnography, Culture and Interpretive Analysis Research Group and the Cardiff Online Social Media ObServatory (COSMOS)