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What's all the talk about? Topic modelling in a mental health Internet support group

Carron-Arthur, Bradley; Reynolds, Julia; Bennett, Kylie; Bennett, Anthony; Griffiths, Kathleen M

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BACKGROUND The majority of content in an Internet Support Group (ISG) is contributed by 1 % of the users ('super users'). Computational methods, such as topic modelling, can provide a large-scale quantitative objective description of this content. Such methods may provide a new perspective on the nature of engagement on ISGs including the role of super users and their possible effect on other users. METHODS A topic model was computed for all posts (N = 131,004) in the ISG BlueBoard using Latent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-10-28
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/146350
Source: BMC psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-1073-5
Access Rights: Open Access

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