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Speech and Hearing presents Pierre Ratinaud

Pierre RatinaudThe Lamar University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, will host Pierre Ratinaud from the University of Toulous in the Gruber Seminar Series, March 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 170 in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Building.

Ratinaud is associate professor in the Laboratory of Applied Studies and Research in Social Sciences, University of Toulous, France.

As the speaker for the seminar, Ratinaud will present the use of multidimensional analysis to study social representations. The objective of this seminar is to present multidimensional analysis implemented in the free software IRaMuTeQ. These methods will be applied to examples within the field of social representations. Ratinaud will describe in particular similarity analysis and the merge of graphs in order to study the representational systems dynamic from evolution of three objects of representations during a professional training.

A second example illustrates lexical analysis with Reinert’s method. This technique will be used to study and compare tweets in French and English issued during the terrorist attacks of CharlieHebdo that took place in Paris in January 2015.