Volume 20 Number 1 

Editorial
Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 


The Shifting Future of Qualitative Research
John Wesley Taylor V
 
Deconstructing Myths in Qualitative Research
John Wesley Taylor V 

Sentiment Analysis of the Conflict of Ages Series 
Darrin Thomas

Precursors and Outcomes of Place Branding:
A Conceptual Framework 

Innocent Sigauke

Fostering Quality in Qualitative Research:
A List of Practical Strategies 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 

International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 1
April 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497
 
FEATURE

Sentiment Analysis of the Conflict of Ages Series
 

Abstract. There has been much work in assessing and interpreting the writings of Ellen G. White within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. However, there are few studies that have tried to look at her writings using text-mining tools along with the implications for ESL readers. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Conflict of Ages Series by Ellen White using machine learning text-mining tools. The results indicate that the Conflict of Ages Series is written above the reading level of the typical American, moderately formal, and neutral in terms of their sentiment. A description of the most positive and negative sentences in the Conflict of Ages Series is also provided. For ESL readers, the Conflict of Ages Series may be beyond their comprehension due to the high readability and formality of the text devoid of context.


Keywords: conflict of ages, Ellen G. White, sentiment analysis

 

 

 

Darrin Thomas
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Asia-Pacific International University
Saraburi, Thailand
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