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Every single issue of A Bag of Words ever, living here all in one space.

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Spatial Data and Community Relief

VOL. 30

Last year, we completed a fantastic project with Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda. In this newsletter, we share a crowdfunding campaign from one of our contacts in Rwanda to map spatial data after a natural disaster.

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Understanding Results-Based Management

VOL. 27

In February we took some time to educate ourselves on Results-Based Management (RBM), and in this newsletter we share a couple free resources on this data-driven management approach. We also share an update on a project with Wikimedia. 

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Unveiling Our New Company Video!

VOL. 24

This November we're incredibly thankful for our clients, connections, and contacts! We share some behind the scenes insights as we unveil our new company video and some industry news we feel is important to know.

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Celebrating 4 Years of Kai Analytics!

VOL. 21

Hear from Kevin to celebrate four years of growth and metrics on Kai Analytics' journey. Our developer, Colin Wallace, shares his experience teaching at our NLP workshops. And meet Stephanie, our summer intern!

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Asian Heritage Month and Words as Symbols

VOL. 18

Our May newsletter includes a collection of pre-trained NLP models for Asian languages, an analysis of doodle game Quickdraw and how words relate to symbols, and a tutorial on topic modelling in Unigrams.


Thoughts For February

VOL. 15

Best practices for instructors to implement survey results, parse languages in Google Sheets, and a throwback to designing effective employee engagement surveys.

VOL. 12

We shared our first free event-Qualitative Data 101-at CAIR 2021. Participants learned the basics of creating an analysis funnel for qualitative data. Our team had the opportunity to meet up in Vancouver for lunch.

Kai Analytics 3rd Anniversary
VOL. 9

CEO Kevin "Kai" Change shares his reflections on the turbulent year that 2020 was, expresses his gratitude, and imparts some words of wisdom for the upcoming year. We also published a new case study with GCA.

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VOL. 6

Summer is just around the corner, and it looks like it is going to be a busy time for Kai Analytics. We’ve got events to attend, blogs to share, and data to analyze!

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VOL. 3

A Bag of Words is back and we published a new case study about NLP & a new blog post where we guide you through the full process of creating an employee engagement survey.


Our Unigrams® Trademark is Here!

VOL. 29

As of April 2023, Unigrams is an officially registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We also share a tutorial on how to change the range of a survey Likert scale from 5 to 6 points and vice versa. 

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Team Building and Analyzing Data in Social Sciences. 

VOL. 26

Happy New Year! We discuss our new resolution to spend more time on team building activities in 2023. Lara, our new social science researcher, shares an interview including some of her thoughts on her role. 


Survey Anonymity? Here are 5 Things to Know

Our October newsletter dives into how to spot a safe survey. We also talk about joining the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation!

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Communication, Coordination, and Social Value

VOL. 20

We introduce our project coordinator and share an article on social value statements and an article of our workshop on communication.

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Numbers, Culture, and Design

VOL. 17

Kai Analytics staff share their thoughts on how numbers are used by different cultures. Also featuring an editorial on design thinking with a futuristic example and a throwback to an article on culturally sensitive surveys.

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What Amazon Reviews Tell Us About Consumer Sentiment.

VOL. 14

New year, new content. An analysis of consumer sentiment using Amazon reviews, a better alternative to word clouds, and our new employees.

VOL. 11

We're hosting a free workshop on qualitative analysis for the upcoming CAIR conference, and have also worked with the UN to create an interactive dashboard. Click below to learn more about our recent updates!

Advancements in NLP

Advancements in NLP

VOL. 8

Two exciting new blogs were released, the first blog showing how to tag open-ended comments from your survey responses, and the second blog exploring the future of AI in the legal industry.

VOL. 5

In this issue you will find a thorough guide explaining natural language processing and an introduction to our new qualitative data analysis platform Unigrams

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VOL. 2

With the school year starting, we share benefits of text analysis in a virtual class setting, survey results on the approaches to text analysis in higher education, and more!

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Prioritizing Equity

VOL. 28

For International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we attended a UBC alumni event exploring the importance of equity when talking about power imbalances in the workplace that are caused by gender. 

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Happy Holidays from Kai Analytics!

VOL. 25

We reflect on all we accomplished in 2022, including sharing a summary of one of our projects. We wish a happy holiday to all of our wonderful clients, partners, and connections who are celebrating, and a fantastic new year for 2023.

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Workplace Allyship and Respectful Data Collection

VOL. 22

Read this month's volume to hear how to commit to continuous learning through our workshops with LeanIn. As well as Kevin's reflections on his experiences with FNIGC's OCAP program on First Nations data sovereignty.

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Calling All Unigrams Early Adopters

VOL. 16

A call for early adopters to help us with a testing phase of Unigrams and two blog posts, one on the future of HyFlex in education, and one on advancements we've seen in natural language in conversational AI and chatbots.

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Happy Holidays

VOL. 13

As 2021 draws to a close, we took time to reflect and show our appreciation to our partners, clients, and team. Visit our blog to read the full reflection from our CEO.

VOL. 10

Unigrams' new update was featured in a recent lightning talk, where we introduced you to Unigrams and showed off some of our favourite features. Keep following the newsletter to stay up to date on what we're up to.

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VOL. 7

In July, we wrote a blog post on data visualization strategies and how qualitative analysis can transform student course reviews into action plans.

Filling Out a Form
VOL. 4

In this issue you will find an article on designing ethically and culturally sensitive surveys, and a chance to voice your opinion. 

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