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Date and Time: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4.00 - 5.30pm (followed by networking drinks from 5.30 pm, basement bar area Martin Place GPO)
Topic: Harnessing the promise and avoiding the pitfalls of machine assisted qualitative analysis
Presenter: Don Sharples, Altometer BI, Jasper Odgers and David Wakelin, ARTD Consultants and Florent Gomez, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney
Registrations close: 26 April 2019

This is a free event organised by the NSW Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in New South Wales and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators. Members are encouraged to bring along colleagues with an interest in the topic even if they are not yet members of the AES. Please pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview:

There’s a lot of buzz about automation and machine learning, but it can be difficult for evaluators to identify what tools and processes can enable quality qualitative analysis. This event will give you a glimpse of what machine learning can bring to qualitative analysis to help you harness its potential and avoid potential pitfalls. During this session, we will cover:

  • What is machine learning? What does it do? What doesn’t it do?
  • What are the benefits? What new work is possible?
  • What can evaluators learn from recent projects applying machine learning techniques? How does it compare with traditional qualitative analysis?
  • Q&A session: Do you have any questions about the topic you’d like the presenters to address? Simply send your questions in the Special Requirements field upon registration. Remember: there is no silly question!


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