Continuing with part 2 of the causal inference blog (read part 1 here), I want to examine 2 more examples of causal inference in the substantive sphere of online reviews. The first example is on research demonstrating managers’ manipulation of online reviews. The second example is on research demonstrating the externalities of public management response … Continue reading Causal inference with big data – Part 2
I pause the ongoing blog sequence on causal inference to bring you this. It is a global projection of our review data. And also this map for Houston Restaurant Weeks! Continue reading Halftime show (best viewed on desktop)
Big data is all the rage right now. Everything that wasn’t called big data before the catchphrase became a catchphrase is now big data. While size of a database is certainly part of what makes data “big,” that in itself isn’t doesn’t make large data the phenomenon that the collective consciousness has coined “big data.” I think … Continue reading Causal inference with big data – Part 1
Last time, I stopped with a preview of a TripAdvisor data on an animated gif map of the US. Here it is again: (Click to enlarge) I think the patterns in the timing of reviews (which I assume to approximate when people travel) are quite subtle, yet obvious. But when the obvious is visualized, it is generally more … Continue reading Fun with TripAdvisor maps!