Dissertation Proposal Defense Scheduled (!!!)

I’ve finally got my dissertation proposal defense scheduled! (!!!!)

October 26th is the big day!

For those of you interested, my Dissertation Proposal Title is:

Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making

In other words, I’m looking at whether you can actually use twitter messages for decision support…in this case, for investing decisions. There’s been quite a lot of research conducted in this area of using forums, blogs and Twitter messages to determine bias for the stock market – and I hope to add just a small nugget of knew knowledge to the literature.

For those of you that don’t know the process, the dissertation proposal defense is the last real step before actually doing the dissertation research.

I’m at that stage…finally.   I’ve been working on my doctorate since 2007 and I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel….I just hope it isn’t a train about to crash into me ;)

I’ll share more details (slides, perhaps a paper) in the coming weeks.

  • SteveWiley

    Excellent news! Though for some reason, all I can think of is Little Nicky!

    Nicky: I got hit by this big light that was attached to a lot of metal!

    Satan: That’s a train, son. Don’t stand in front of them.

    Nicky: Well, I’ll have to take a mulligan on this one!

    GOOD LUCK! And don’t stand in front of any trains!

    • http://ericbrown.com/ ericbrown

      @SteveWiley I love that show….few people enjoy the subtleties of Little Nicky :)

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  • GeekSoapBox

    Longtime reader! That sounds like a fascinating dissertation (and shockingly, one I’d love to read!). Albeit on a far smaller scale, I’m putting the finishing touches on a Master’s thesis regarding the use of Twitter sentiments to gauge green marketing campaign effectiveness. So I can imagine and appreciate the sheer volume of Tweets you likely have cataloged, organized, and analyzed to infinity. Good luck!

  • jfbauer

    Congrats and best of luck!

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