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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 253 | Submission: 10211 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, BPS)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Lobby L508
Topic Modeling in Quant and Qual Research: A Hands-On Approach
Topic Modeling for Quant-Qual
Theme: At the InterfaceResearch

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Organizer: P Devereaux Jennings, OMT, ONE, ENT, BPS
Organizer: Sarah Kaplan, U. of Toronto
Facilitator: Timothy Hannigan, U. of Alberta
Facilitator: Richard Franciscus Johannes Haans, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus U.
Facilitator: Vern Glaser, U. of Alberta
Facilitator: Keyvan Vakili, London Business School
The goal of our PDW is to engage participants from OMT and BPS in the theory and practice of topic modeling using a hands-on seminar where participants run pre-built programs based on standard unstructured topic modeling routines in R applied to various textual datasets and then the participants delve into the principles behind the analyses and how they might write up the results in journal articles. Topic modeling is a subject at the interface of method & theory, big and little data, quantitative & qualitative analysis, and induction and deduction (DiMaggio et al., 2015; Grimmer and Stewart, 2013; Mohr and Bogdanov, 2013; Mützel, 2015). Modeling will be learned from co-leads who have managed to straddle these divides: Richard Haans, Tim Hannigan, Keyvan Vakili, and Vern Glaser. Two well-known, methods-oriented academics, Sarah Kaplan from BPS and Dev Jennings from OMT, will discuss different techniques for writing up top modeling methodology and results. As such, the PDW is targeted to researchers in OMT and BPS, along with methodologists from RM.
Pre-registration is required for this session. Please contact the workshop organizer at to obtain the approval code. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is July 31, 2017.
Search Terms: Topic Modeling | Text Analysis | Quant-Qual
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