K so - Tactical Ninja
Sep. 12th, 2011
08:16 pm - K so
Data analysis folks - n00b question.
There's this forum, see. It has 79,621 registered users.
On the forum, a question is asked. Approximately 1216 people answer the question (32 pages @ ~38 posts/page).
How many answers would I need to analyse for the analysis to be useful?
Currently I have 203 (this covers one week of the 12 weeks the forum's existed) and it's taken about 2 hours to get that into an accessible format - I'm painfully aware I'm going to have to code all this manually (sorry geeks, qualitative analysis is like that - unless your sentiment analysis software is shit hot it won't help me much), therefore I'm not keen to retrieve all of the answers unless it's absolutely necessary.
PS I don't know whether Chemtrail Guy or "I'm here because they are offering poledancing classes for children" should get the Really Doesn't Get It award.