Retrieval Augmented Generation For Deductive Research
Research is an essential aspect of any field, whether it be academic, business, or scientific. It helps us gain a deeper understanding of a specific topic, make informed decisions, and drive progress. Within the realm of research, there are different methodologies that researchers use to gather and analyze data. One such methodology is deductive research. In this blog post, we will explore deductive research, its benefits, and how retrieval augmented generation is revolutionizing this approach.
What is Deductive Research?
Deductive research is a systematic approach to gathering and analyzing data that involves starting with a theory and then testing it through empirical evidence. It follows a top-down approach, where the researcher begins with a hypothesis and then collects and analyzes data to either prove or disprove it. This methodology is commonly used in the fields of science, philosophy, and business.
In deductive research, the researcher starts with a general theory or hypothesis and then narrows it down to specific observations and data. This approach is based on the idea that if the initial theory is valid, then the specific observations should support it. This process of testing the theory against the evidence is known as deductive reasoning.
The Benefits of Deductive Research
As a researcher, marketer, or organization, there are many benefits to using deductive research as a methodology for analysis. Let’s take a look at some of them:
1. Clear and Focused Approach
Deductive research follows a systematic and structured approach, making it a clear and focused way to gather and analyze data. The researcher starts with a clear hypothesis and then proceeds to gather data that either supports or refutes it. This approach helps to eliminate any biases or preconceived notions, leading to more accurate and reliable results.
2. Time and Cost-Efficient
Deductive research is a time and cost-efficient approach, making it a popular choice for many researchers and organizations. Since the researcher starts with a clear hypothesis, it reduces the time and effort required to collect and analyze data. This approach also allows for a more targeted and precise data collection process, saving both time and resources.
3. Replicable Results
Another benefit of deductive research is that it produces replicable results. This means that if another researcher were to follow the same methodology and conduct the same study, they should be able to arrive at similar conclusions. This aspect is crucial for establishing the validity and reliability of the research findings.
Retrieval Augmented Generation for Deductive Research
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a cutting-edge technology that combines natural language processing (NLP), large language models, data visualization, and generative AI. It has revolutionized the field of deductive research by enhancing the process of hypothesis generation and testing.
1. Hypothesis Generation
In the past, researchers had to manually generate hypotheses, which could be a time-consuming and tedious process. With RAG, this approach has been automated, allowing for the generation of multiple hypotheses in a fraction of the time. This feature is especially useful for researchers who are exploring a new topic or field and are not sure where to begin.
2. Data Gathering and Analysis
RAG has integrated NLP and large language models, allowing for the quick and efficient gathering and analysis of data. This technology can process large amounts of text data, extract relevant information, and present it in a visual format for easy interpretation. This feature is particularly useful for deductive research, where the data analysis process can be time-consuming and overwhelming.
3. Hierarchy of Evidence
RAG also allows for a hierarchy of evidence, where the most relevant and reliable data is presented first, followed by supporting evidence. This feature helps researchers to prioritize and focus on the most critical pieces of information, leading to more accurate and reliable conclusions.
In conclusion, deductive research is a valuable methodology for gathering and analyzing data, and it has many benefits for researchers, marketers, and organizations. With the integration of retrieval augmented generation, this approach has become even more efficient, accurate, and time-saving. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see further developments in this field, making deductive research an even more powerful tool for progress and innovation.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Deductive Research
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Deductive Research
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Deductive Research files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
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Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Deductive Research
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Deductive Research.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Deductive Research
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Deductive Research in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
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