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10:30 - 16:00 15 January 2018

Automated Content Analysis: special training session


Venue TBC
Bloomsbury area | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Qualitative data, such as essays and free response questions in surveys, are rich sources of psychological, social and behavioural information. Yet such information has traditionally been impossible to leverage at a large scale. Recent advances in computational linguistics and machine learning have produced automatic content analysis tools, which can now be applied to a wide number of settings, including the open responses collected longitudinally within a large national birth cohort study.

In a new project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, we are applying such tools to newly transcribed essays that were written by cohort members of the National Child Development Study (NCDS), when they were age 11 in 1969 ("Imagine you are now 25 years old…”). The responses provide a largely untapped source of psychological and behavioural information that can be linked longitudinally to outcomes for the same individuals.

More information in the link below.


Geeting Wong
Please email | geeting.wong@ucl.ac.uk


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