Linear Regression Model – Predicting Apple Inc. share price


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Hello. 🙂 I am back with a post about forecasting, a subject I have always, carefully tried to avoid … for personal reasons. 😀 Forecasting is the science (or an art for some:) of analysing trends and estimating future outcome probabilities … Continue reading

Ecological Grounding of Behaviour in Ecosystems of Social Conduct


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Extract from “Albanese, C., 2015, The composite Semiotics of Interactional Repair” Research funded by University of Luxembourg This post is about behaviour and interaction and while the main work focuses on social and organisational psychology, human and traffic behaviours, the … Continue reading

Empirical Conduct for Social Scientists


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This post is about empirical research in social science, data quality and data management.  It is suited for trainees in UX, traffic, crowd, social science and behavioural analysis (ancillary to some stakeholders in HR, L&D, PM) Data is based on the … Continue reading

Streaming and Handling Financial data in R – Data Tables and Time Series – I


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For streaming and handling financial data in R, we will need the libraries XML, and then work either with data.tables or timeseries (or other types). Here we look at both data.tables and timeseries. Run the following lines. In the line ‘url01 <- fread(“http://linktoyourquote“)’, change the … Continue reading

Bullish/Bearish Sentiment in 200 Google Hits: Concordancing and N-grams


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The linguist who is not yet introduced to the universe of programming languages, may obviate with a ready-made software solution for computational linguistics. These can also be very useful in prototyping (or brainstorming phases of) automated analytic routines and software development. Wordsmith … Continue reading

DATA Mining – A Social Scientist’s Tools: ELAN and Praat


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If one considers doing serious field and/or ethnographic work in social, interactional and behavioural sciences, one should consider getting acquainted with the softwares Elan developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (MPI Nijmegen henceforth), and Praat by (Boersma and Weenink, 2014). In my doctoral … Continue reading

‘The Composite Semiotics of Repair’ – Updates on Methodology

During my PhD research↑ (.)
I transcribed sixTEen↑ hours of face-to-face interaction
for talk (.) errors (.) laughters=sniffs pauses (.)

facial expressions=gaze movements and voice qualia (.)
like PItch, fre:quency energy
(.) and their variations.

Mining human data is an extremely complex and painful exercise.  However I guess one can eventually reach a decent level of empirical precision and also get to contemplate a number of interesting insights on ‘errors’ and their propagation.

Albanese C. - form 'The Composite Semiotics of Interactional Repair' (All rights reserved)

Albanese C. – form ‘The Composite Semiotics of Interactional Repair’ (All rights reserved)

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