Date(s) - 15/03/2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
RESEARCH METHODS ON GENDER AND MANAGEMENT SEMINARS – ONLINE SERIES HOSTED BY LANCASTER UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL
The third seminar of the series will focus on Topic Modelling with speakers Professor Ruth Sealy (University of Exeter) and Aaron Page (University of Exeter)
Hosts: Professor Valerie Stead & Dr Sophie Alkhaled (Lancaster University)
Many firms disclose gender diversity statements within annual reports and company websites. Such statements outline a firm’s opinions, practices, and progress regarding gender in the workplace. Scholars have long recognised the usefulness of gender diversity statements, but the costs associated with manually analysing large collections of text documents have constrained prior research. We present topic modelling as a method for automatically investigating the content within large volumes of gender diversity statements. We provide a guide outlining each stage of the topic modelling process, along with the application of a relevant example analysing the diversity statements. Opportunities and limitations are discussed.