Interpretation Protocol (live Qualtrics surveys)


The WE1S Interpretation Protocol for topic models is implemented as a set of Qualtrics surveys with declared steps for observing and drawing conclusions from topic models. The surveys are designed to be mix-and-matched in sequence or in parallel depending on the needs of a particular research problem.

Below are links to the live surveys. Surveys can only be used by one person (i.e., computer) at a time in a unique session. Teams working on a survey together might collaborate by using the Word doc reference copies of Interpretation Protocol modules to draft responses together–e.g., by copying them into a Google Drive space and working on them together.

Surveys finish with an option to request an emailed copy of answers. Note: Trial runs of surveys can be designated as such. Once a survey is started, it must be completed–even if only with incomplete answers–before restarted. Incomplete surveys.


Getting an overview of a topic model:

Specific research tasks:

Final research steps:

Module 0
User Training
Module 0...
Module 1
Overview of model
Module 1...
Module 2
Representative topics
Module 2...
Module 3.a
Analyze a topic
Module 3.a...
Module 3.b
Analyze a cluster of topics
Module 3.b...
Module 3.c
Analyze a keyword
Module 3.c...
Module 4.a
Compare sets of topics (multiple topics)
Module 4.a...
Module 4.c
Compare two keywords
Module 4.c...
Module 5
Compare two parts of corpus
     * part to whole
     * 2 metadata sets
     * 2 time ranges
     * compare to "random" corpus
Module 5...
Module Z
Add-on steps for collaborative interpretation
Module Z...
Module 7
Analysis & synthesis of interpretation results
Module 7...
Report Module --
Instructions for writing report
Report Module --...
= Created
= Created
Module 6
Compare two different
topic models
Module 6...
Module X
Make & document your
own workflow
Module X...
Report
(use Google Doc
research report template
Report...
Module Y
Document use of additional methods and tools
Module Y...
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