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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

WordStat
WordStat Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: WordStat is a content analysis and text mining add-on software for SimStat and Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Miner. This technology is specifically designed to study textual information of unstructured data such as responses to open-ended questions, interviews, titles, journal articles, public speeches, and electronic communications. WordStat may be used for automatic categorization of text using a dictionary approach or various text mining methods. When used in conjunction with manual coding, this technology may provide assistance for a more systematic application of coding rules, help uncover differences in word usage between subgroups of individuals, and assist in the revision of existing coding using Keyword-In-Context (KWIC) tables.

This technology does not utilize a database, as files generated by this technology are saved to the user`s local drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions. .
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/12/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Provalis Research
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/12/2020).