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The original QDAP lab was founded in the fall of 2005 by Dr. Stuart Shulman at the University of Pittsburgh. QDAP-UMass, founded in September of 2008 when Dr. Shulman moved to the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst, trains and employs personnel able to code text from a wide variety of sources.

 

Original material for qualitative research and the #bigdata text analytics research process might include in-depth interviews, open-ended survey answers, field notes, transcripts from focus groups or Web logs (blogs), e-mails, Web site content, social media from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more, the entire Wikipedia, results from database searches (such as LexisNexis™), judicial decisions, presidential speeches, congressional testimony or other historical texts, and a host of other unstructured but digitized text data sets.

 

QDAP-UMass employs both UMass Amherst and University of Pittsburgh students, and professional staff trained in using ATLAS.ti (www.atlasti.com) as well as the Coding Analysis Toolkit, invented by Dr. Shulman. QDAP-UMass will continue to develop and make available online tools to improve the accuracy, reliability, and validity of coding projects.

 


Have you tried DiscoverText?
Featuring the Facebook Graph, Google+ and Twitter APIs
Archive, filter, search and classify the social web
 

 

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