Retrieval Augmented Generation For Narrative Research
Narrative research is a qualitative research method that involves collecting and analyzing stories or experiences from individuals or groups. It is a powerful tool for understanding the complexities of human behavior, perception, and communication. With the advancements in technology and the rise of big data, traditional narrative research methods have evolved to incorporate innovative techniques such as retrieval augmented generation (RAG). In this article, we will explore the concept of RAG and its role in narrative research.
What is Narrative Research?
Narrative research is a form of qualitative research that focuses on studying how people make sense of their experiences through storytelling. It involves collecting and analyzing stories from individuals or groups, and then interpreting them to understand the underlying meanings and themes. These stories can be in the form of personal narratives, interviews, diaries, biographies, and even social media posts. Narrative researchers believe that stories are an essential part of human experience and can provide valuable insights into individuals, communities, and cultures.
The Benefits of Narrative Research
As a researcher, marketer, or organization, there are several benefits of using narrative research to understand the human experience.
Firstly, narrative research allows for a deeper understanding of complex and subjective phenomena. Unlike traditional quantitative research, which focuses on numbers and statistics, narrative research provides a more in-depth and nuanced view of human behavior and perception. This is especially beneficial for researchers looking to explore sensitive or taboo topics where individuals may not feel comfortable sharing their experiences using traditional research methods.
Secondly, narrative research helps to capture the richness and diversity of human experiences. It allows for multiple perspectives and voices to be heard and considered. This can be particularly valuable for organizations and marketers looking to understand their target audience and create more targeted and effective communication strategies.
Thirdly, narrative research can provide valuable insights into the social and cultural contexts in which individuals live and interact. By analyzing the stories and experiences of individuals, researchers can gain a deeper understanding of the social and cultural norms, values, and beliefs that shape people’s behaviors and perceptions. This can be especially beneficial for organizations looking to expand into new markets or understand the needs and wants of diverse communities.
What is Retrieval Augmented Generation?
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a technique that combines natural language processing (NLP), large language models, and generative AI to enhance the process of generating narratives. It involves using a pre-trained language model, such as GPT-3, to retrieve relevant information from a vast amount of text data and then generate new text based on that information. This approach allows researchers to create more diverse and realistic narratives, compared to traditional methods that rely on human-written prompts or templates.
The Role of RAG in Narrative Research
RAG has the potential to revolutionize narrative research by automating and streamlining the process of generating narratives. This technology can significantly reduce the time and resources required to collect and analyze stories from individuals or groups. It can also help to mitigate the potential biases and limitations of traditional research methods, such as researcher subjectivity and small sample sizes.
Furthermore, RAG can provide researchers with a more comprehensive and diverse data set, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of the themes and patterns within the narratives. This can be particularly beneficial for large-scale studies that require a significant amount of data to be analyzed.
Narrative research is a powerful tool for understanding the complexities of human behavior and communication. And with the advancements in technology, such as retrieval augmented generation, this research method has evolved to become more efficient and effective. As a researcher, marketer, or organization, incorporating RAG into your narrative research can provide you with valuable insights and a deeper understanding of your target audience or community. So why not give it a try and see how RAG can enhance your narrative research?
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Narrative 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 Narrative 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 Narrative 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.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Narrative 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 Narrative 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 Narrative 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 Narrative 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!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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