WordCountAna: Word-Count based methods Analysis (WordCountAna)

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/WordCountAna.R

Description

Sensory methods as labelled sorting task, check-all-that-apply (CATA), ultra-flash profiling (UFP) and open-ended questions can be used to collect free-text descriptions of products through word-count based methods. A data frame with rows-products and columns-panellists is considered for the analysis. WordCountAna performs a multiple factor analysis for contingency tables keeping all the information in the comparison of the products. The identification of the consensual words which have the same meaning for most of the panellists eases the interpretation of the word-count based methods and solves the problems arising from the large diversity of vocabulary as the different meanings possibly associated to a same word. A test, based on resampling techniques, allows for assessing the significance of the consensus.

Usage

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WordCountAna (base, sep.word = NULL, ncp = Inf, nb.panel = 3, nb.simul = 500, 
    proba = 0.05, graph = TRUE, axes = c(1,2))

Arguments

base

a data frame with n rows (products) and p columns (panellists). Each cell corresponds to a free-text description used to describe a product by a panellist

sep.word

a string with all the characters which correspond to separator of words (by default, NULL and is considered equal to "; (),?./:'!$=+;<>[]@-")

ncp

number of dimensions kept in the results and to compute the within-inertia

nb.panel

minimum number of panellists who used the same word in order to define consensual words (by default 3)

nb.simul

number of bootstrap simulations (by default 500)

proba

significance threshold considered to define consensual words (by default 0.05)

graph

boolean, if TRUE a graph is displayed

axes

a length 2 vector specifying the components to plot

Value

mfact

a list of matrices containing all the results for multiple factor analysis for contingency tables

dist.words

a matrix containing the results for distinct words (number of times that used and number of panellists that pronounced)

centroids

a matrix containing the coordinates of the centroids of distinct-words

cons

a matrix containing the results of bootstrap resampling for distinct-words pronounced by at least "nb.panel" panellists (number of times that used, number of panellists that pronounced and the significance of the consensus)

cons.words

a vector of consensual words assessed by bootstrap resampling

Returns the products factor map, panellists factor map, distinct-words factor map and consensual words factor map.

Author(s)

Belchin Kostov [email protected], Francois Husson [email protected], Monica Becue-Bertaut

References

Becue-Bertaut, M. and Pages, J. (2008). Multiple factor analysis and clustering of a mixture of quantitative, categorical and frequency data. Computational Statistice and Data Analysis, 52, 3255-3268. Kostov, B., Becue-Bertaut, M. and Husson, F. (2012). Multiple Factor Analysis for Contingency Tables in FactoMineR Package. The R journal Kostov, B., Becue-Bertaut, M., Husson, F., Pages, J., Cadoret, M., Torrens, J. and Urpi, P. (2012). A tool for detecting words with consensual meaning in verbalization tasks. 11th Sensometrics Conference, July 10-13, 2012, Rennes, France.

See Also

textual, MFA, plot.WordCountAna

Examples

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data(perfume)
res<-WordCountAna(base=perfume,sep.word=";")

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