Retrieval Augmented Generation For Participatory Action Research
The Importance of Participatory Action Research
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a method of research that emphasizes the involvement and collaboration of both researchers and community members in the research process. It is a powerful tool for understanding and addressing complex social issues, as it allows for the active participation of those directly affected by the research topic.
PAR is driven by the belief that those who are most impacted by a social issue are best positioned to create meaningful and sustainable solutions. As such, it empowers individuals and communities to take an active role in shaping their own futures.
The Benefits of PAR for Researchers
One of the key benefits of PAR for researchers is the ability to gather rich, contextualized data. By involving community members in the research process, PAR allows for a deeper understanding of the issue at hand. This can lead to more nuanced and comprehensive findings, which can then inform more effective solutions.
PAR also allows researchers to build strong relationships with the communities they are studying. This can lead to increased trust and credibility, which is crucial for any research project. Additionally, by involving community members in the research process, researchers can ensure that their work is relevant and meaningful to those it impacts.
The Benefits of PAR for Marketers
For marketers, PAR can provide valuable insights into the needs, wants, and perspectives of their target audience. By involving community members in the research process, marketers can gain a deeper understanding of their customers and their experiences. This can inform more targeted and effective marketing strategies.
PAR can also help marketers build stronger relationships with their target audience. By actively involving community members in the research process, marketers can show a commitment to understanding and addressing the needs and concerns of their customers. This can lead to increased trust and loyalty from customers.
The Benefits of PAR for Organizations
Participatory Action Research can be incredibly beneficial for organizations. By involving community members in the research process, organizations can gain a better understanding of the communities they serve. This can lead to more effective and sustainable solutions to the issues at hand.
PAR can also help organizations build stronger relationships with the communities they work with. By actively involving community members in the research process, organizations can demonstrate a commitment to understanding and addressing the needs and concerns of the community. This can lead to increased trust and support from community members.
Integrating Retrieval Augmented Generation into PAR
Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a cutting-edge technology that combines Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Generative AI to enhance the quality and efficiency of text generation. By integrating RAG into PAR, researchers, marketers, and organizations can further enhance the benefits of this participatory approach to research.
RAG can help researchers gather and analyze vast amounts of data in a shorter amount of time. This can lead to more efficient and comprehensive research findings. Additionally, RAG can assist in identifying key patterns and themes within the data, allowing for a deeper understanding of the issue at hand.
For marketers and organizations, RAG can help in the process of creating targeted and effective messaging. By analyzing large amounts of data, RAG can identify key themes and language used by the target audience, allowing for more impactful and relevant marketing strategies.
The Future of Participatory Action Research with RAG
As technology continues to advance, the integration of RAG into PAR is only going to become more prevalent. With its ability to analyze and generate large amounts of data, RAG can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of PAR, leading to more impactful and sustainable solutions for complex social issues.
In conclusion, Participatory Action Research is a powerful method for understanding and addressing complex social issues. By involving community members in the research process, PAR can provide rich and contextualized data, build strong relationships, and lead to more effective solutions. The integration of Retrieval Augmented Generation into PAR further enhances these benefits, allowing for more efficient and comprehensive research findings, targeted marketing strategies, and sustainable solutions for organizations. It is clear that the future of PAR is bright with the integration of RAG, and it is an approach that should be embraced by researchers, marketers, and organizations alike.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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 Participatory Action 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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