You may have noticed that Quid has a new look.
We’ve redesigned Quid from start to finish, creating a four-step path that gets you from your question to a set of shareable insights. It is currently deployed for the integrated News & Blogs dataset in Quid, and will soon be available for the remainder of the platform. The whole process is now easier, faster, and more intuitive.
The first phase in the redesigned workflow is Search, where you collect the content that is both comprehensive and focused on the topic that interests you. This step is very important as the content pulled from your query will be the foundation for your Quid analysis.
You can begin any search as you did before, by entering the words, phrases or set of phrases using boolean syntax that best describe what you’re curious about. (For more on how to search in Quid using boolean, see our Resource Center)
In order to help you improve your search query, we’ve added new functionality in the form of related terms and topic cards.
Related terms ensure your query is inclusive of relevant concepts you may not have thought considered. As you enter keywords in the top search field, the related term buttons will appear below the search field. With a single click, select related terms that you’d like to apply to your topic. Adding them will both broaden the terms you’re filtering for and also tell Quid exactly which aspects of a topic are most relevant.
Topic cards help you remove groups of irrelevant articles you do not want.
As you hover your mouse over topic card labels, click the trash bin icon to remove that group of articles from your dataset. When you click on a topic card label, the results list to the right shows some of the most relevant articles for the selected topic to serve as a reference for what it contains. You can remove entire topics (like Lifestyle in the example below) or individual subtopics (like Fashion below). If you want to bring a removed topic back, just click on the return icon.
As always, the Filters menu on the left side of your screen allows you to filter for news stories from a specific time frame, geographic region, or category.
Once you’ve refined your search, you’re ready to move on to the Explore phase.